How much do we know about Stonehenge? Less than we think. And what has Stonehenge got to do with the Ice Age? More than we might think. This blog is mostly devoted to the problems of where the Stonehenge bluestones came from, and how they got from their source areas to the monument. Now and then I will muse on related Stonehenge topics which have an Ice Age dimension...
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Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Garnwen round barrow?
Here is a repeat of an earlier post......more than 4 years old. I was interested at the time in the scatter of white quartz. Will try and check it out. It's another possibility for the wondrous proto-Stonehenge which now competes with the Holy Grail as the most desirable lost archaeological artifact......
Saturday, 11 February 2012
I found a strange reference to Garnwen, Brynberian. Here, on the south
side of the road and about a km from Craig Rhosyfelin, there is a
"record of a possible barrow." The grid reference is SN112351.
Apparently there is no trace of any archaeological feature, but there is
a scatter of white quartz fragments -- which presumably led somebody to
think of Newgrange and a possible disappeared round barrow. Of course,
it may simply be that in this area there is an outcrop of Fishguard
Volcanics with a particularly rich concentration of white quartz
Not sure if Richard Bevins and his colleagues have looked at this site
during their field sampling of the local volcanic rocks.......