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Friday, February 28, 2014

The origin location of Stonehenge's stones revealed

Stonehenge is a large stone building of the Neolithic in Wiltshire, England still holds some mysteries. Including the matter of construction that is still a puzzle. How so? The researchers also sought to uncover how the ancient people, who do not have advanced technology, can establish a line of giant rocks.
The researchers focused on the 'bluestones', the smaller rocks shown here - and found they came from a site in the Preseli Hills in Wales. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
Recently, researchers reveal the place where most of the stones of Stonehenge originated. They point to a new area is found in the hills in Wales named Preseli Hills. Researchers concluded based on the composition of chemical constituents contained in the smaller stones of Stonehenge - known as bluestones.

Previously, scientists have known origin bluestones from the Preseli Hills since 1923. However, where the exact location is yet to be determined. Until further research in the early 1990s trying to find a specific location stonehenge stone's origin. They match the chemical ingredients of bluestone with stones at the proposed site.

Having come up with some names and websites such as Carn Mein and Carn Alw, a new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science shows that the sites mentioned above may not be an accurate source of Stonehenge stone.

"Previous studies pointed Mein and Carn Carn ALW as the source. When we look again we realized overview of Carn ALW rhyolites and stones in Stonehenge does not look similar at all," said study leader Dr Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales, as published Daily Mail, Tuesday, 25 February 25, 2014.

Belvin added, they also ask people who do not have a geology background to ensure similarity of rocks on both sites. As a result, the general public was able to see that both the stone looks different. "We ask the people: if A looks like B?, And all said no.'s Surprising because this has not been questioned since (Corn Mein and Carn ALW) published in 1923," said Bevins.

Bevins and his team finally found that at least 55 percent of the bluestones at Stonehenge came from a location known as the Carn Goedog. The new site is located 3 km further north from the location and Carn Carn Mein ALW, and approximately 225 miles from Stonehenge itself. Other chemical constituents also showed bluestones came from Craig Rhos-y-Felin, Wales.

Another question that still surrounds the Stonehenge. Currently, researchers are still trying to figure out how the giant stones that can be brought from Wales into place now. The present invention also try dismissed previous research that says that Stonehenge rocks transported by raft through the Bristol Channel.

"If Carn Goedog and Craig Rhos-y-Felin is actually bluestones origin, then the question of truth is said that the stones were transported by raft down the Bristol Channel. Due to both of these sites are on the north side of the Preseli Hills," said Bevins. He also explained that the stones were more likely to be dragged uphill hill, past the peak, and descend again before finally reaching the canal. Which according Bevins it is impossible.

Even so, the discovery of the origin of the bluestones is expected to help archaeologists to uncover other mysteries, such as how the giant stones to get to Stonehenge. There are about 80 bluestones, each weighing up to 3 tons and can be transported as far as 250 km from southwest Wales to Wiltshire but they still do not claim to know how the stones were transported.

"The question is how the stones were moved and why. We try to find the source of Stonehenge stone that archaeologists can excavate the site so they can find evidence of people working in the source rock," Belvins node. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURVES | DAILY MAIL|
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