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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

National Park "challenge" on the Stonehenge story

Some months ago the National Park asked Geooff Wainwright and myself to provide short summaries of our ideas relating to the origins and transport of the bluestones.  Sadly, Geoff died before this appeared in print.   But here is a copy of our mini-debate, on page 39 of the free "Coast to Coast" newspaper which is distributed to holidaymakers in Pembrokeshire.

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Dave Maynard said...

If some of the missing (according to one of the interpretations) 36 stones came to light built into a 16th century pig sty 5 miles away from Stone Henge, would this add to the strength of a particular theory?

Would that change if it was a single stone or more than one?

I guess if that pig sty was 50 miles away from Stone Henge it would change things, even if the number was exactly 36.

Hypothethical arguments that must have been consisdered before.


BRIAN JOHN said...

If lumps of foreign rocks were to be found in medieval buildings near or far, that wouldn't really contribute anything the glacial / human transport debate, or even to the debate on the robbing of stones from Stonehenge -- unless, that is, the stones had tongue and groove or mortise and tenon features on them!