I have just noticed another extraordinary feature of the latest article about the Rhosyfelin stone wedges. In a couple of places in the text the authors now seem to be suggesting that only one "pillar" was ever taken from here to Stonehenge, and that although they might have planned to take more, they seem to have changed their minds!
That's in addition to the idea that the stone wedges supposedly knocked into the detached slab were not bashed in (ever so gently, with soft hammers) with serious intent, but were just a sign of the locals practising in their spare moments, in preparation for something more serious.
So they now expect us to believe that the vast quarrying infrastructure full of engineering features that they claim to have discovered, in one article after another, was developed just for the extraction of ONE stone?
Initially, the stones from the so-called bluestone quarries were supposed to have been shipped off directly to Stonehenge, but then, when the radiocarbon dates didn't make any sense at all, the story was changed to allow the bluestone monoliths to be parked up somewhere else for a period of c 500 years.
Reconstructing extraction techniques at Stonehenge’s bluestone megalith quarries in the Preseli hills of west Wales,
Mike Parker Pearson, Richard Bevins, Nick Pearce, Rob Ixer, Josh Pollard, Colin Richards, Kate Welham
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 46, 2022, 103697,