Some of the ideas discussed in this blog are published in my new book called "The Stonehenge Bluestones" -- available by post and through good bookshops everywhere. Bad bookshops might not have it....
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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

New review of the book

Just discovered a new Amazon review of "The Bluestone Enigma" -- posted last month. Here it is:

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling and Convincing, 17 Aug 2010
By Flakes - See all my reviews

This review is from: The Bluestone Enigma: Stonehenge, Preseli and the Ice Age (Paperback)

This is a compelling and convincing debunking of the 'bluestone myth' - the idea, repeated again and again in literature about Stonehenge, that prehistoric people travelled hundreds of miles in order to drag back gigantic stones over challenging terrain and treacherous waters, to Salisbury Plain. In the author's own words, 'We are talking here about one of the great red herrings of history ....... We have endless speculation but no evidence for any motive that might have driven our Neolithic adventurers to want to go and fetch a large number of bluestones from West Wales, and we have no evidence that they had the technical skills to do it'. One of the pleasures of the book is that reading it does not diminish the mystery of the stones nor the extraordinary feat of arranging them as they are - it just emphasizes that we have to be careful of falling into seductive fantasies about our mysterious ancestors.

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