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Re: Myths, truths and theories - Stonehenge
Sep 01, 2010, 10:02
TheStandingStone wrote:
If glaciers brought bluestone then wouldn't there be some more deposits lying around in the area?

In answer to you both, TSC as well, yes there should be some evidence of Welsh bluestones elsewhere on Salisbury plain, and there is'nt, apart from one stone that appeared in a long barrow elsewhere, so I'm also on the side of transportation by human hand ;), as Olly says the Bath stones in WKLB show that it was perfectly feasible to move stones around over a distance.
I suppose what grabbed me about what he was saying, is that once a 'mythology' gets into place, it tends to get repeated and enters the compendium of 'truth', also his 'unfinished' Stonehenge could be the result of innovation over time, especially with new bluestone circle down the road thats just been uncovered. In fact you could use the argument that it was experimental to justify the bringing of an 'exotic' stone back, also its a very workable quarried stone, that just so managed to fall into convenient sizes...
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