Where Did The Rocks Of Stonehenge Come From?
    By Hank Campbell | January 12th 2012 04:09 PM | 1 comment | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
    5,000 years ago, Stonehenge was built.  Beyond that, not much is known. Why it was a built - as a  a temple of healing, a calendar, or even a royal cemetery - and how, has been a matter of speculation.

    Researchers say they are closer to cracking one aspect of the mysteries after working out the exact spot where some of the rocks came from - an outcrop 150 miles away in north Pembrokeshire.

    The rocks, called rhyolites, have been narrowed down to the .04 miles area called Craig Rhos-y-Felin after testing thousands of samples and finding a match. The next step is to look for evidence of quarrying at the site in search of more details as to how the stones were rolled, sledged and rafted down the River Avon to their final destination by early Britons, which could debunk another theory - that the rocks were not transported by humans at all but by the movement of glaciers during the Ice Age several millennia earlier.

    So THAT'S where the rocks for Stonehenge came from 5,000 years ago - Tamara Cohen, Daily Mail

    Comments

    The Bluestones are a clue to the use of Stonehenge.

    They need to be mixed with water (hence the colour turns blue) and you need to bath in the rock salted waters - hence a place for healing. The ditch at the time of construction was a moat (hence the construction of individual pits in the moat.

    The bluestones arrived their by boat as the Avon was flooded to a height 30m higher than today in the Mesolithic Period and hence Stonehenge was on a peninsula.

    RJL