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Sunday, 7 June 2009

The Sarsens

Further to Hugo's comment, my opinion, after looking at all the evidence I can find, is that the sarsens at Stonehenge did not come all the way from the Marlborough Downs, but were collected up in the vicinity of the monument. The human transport theory for the sarsens was also invented by Atkinson, on the basis of no evidence whatsoever. I agree with those who have argued, for many years now, that the sarsens -- of all shapes and sizes -- were collected up locally, and when they were gone they were gone. Or rather, those that were left were so far away that the builders could not be bothered to fetch them. There are only 50 or so sarsens on the site, and this is one of the reasons for my argument that Stonehenge was never finished.

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