Some of the ideas discussed in this blog are published in my new book called "The Stonehenge Bluestones" -- due for publication on June 1st 2018. After that, it will be available by post and through good bookshops everywhere. Bad bookshops might not have it....
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Monday, 5 May 2014

Latest scientific analyses?

 Might be of interest --  but don't try to go, because there are no tickets left!  I wonder whether there will be any mention of the radiocarbon dates and other sample analyses from years 2011 - 2013?

........."why some of its stones were brought from nearly 200 miles away........"   Repeat something often enough and hope that it becomes true........ not very scientific, but then this is not about science.


Inaugural Lecture - Professor Mike Parker Pearson (UCL Institute of Archaeology)
UCL Joint Faculty
Tuesday, 6 May 2014 from 18:30 to 19:30 (BST)

On the Road to Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the greatest mysteries of world prehistory. As an architectural project, its scope has seemed beyond the capabilities of Neolithic society, leading to widespread speculation about lost civilizations and even extra-terrestrials. The last decade of archaeological research has produced a wealth of new information about this mysterious stone circle and the people who built it. The results of the latest excavations and scientific analyses are providing major insights into questions such as why Stonehenge was built and why some of its stones were brought from nearly 200 miles away.

Professor Mike Parker Pearson
UCL Institute of Archaeology

1 comment:

TonyH said...

For those of us old enough.

MAX BYGRAVES, circa 1955

(shakes his hands about whilst speaking to his audience, who are in the palm of his hand anyway)

"I wanna tell you a story...."

Ring any bells with 2014?