Thanks to Mark Biswell for drawing attention to this meeting and field trip:
Puddingstone and related silcretes of the Anglo-Paris Basin
16 May 2014
Burlington House, London
Three interesting papers coming up, for those who can get there:
So I wonder what the latest research will be throwing up? As we all know, the heroic tale of the sarsens being hauled from the vale of Pewsey / Marlborough Downs to Stonehenge is still heroically adhered to by many people, including MPP. But others including David Field have expressed doubts about that recently, and the drift seems to be towards the idea that sarsens were simply picked up in the general vicinity of Stonehenge, and that, like the bluestones, when they were used up, that was that, and the building project skidded to a halt........
For a long time, there have been pleas for the different types of sarsen to be looked at petrographically and geochemically, so that origins can be properly pinpointed. Maybe Rob has finally done that.......