Monday, 2 January 2017

Table of Stonehenge Bluestone Provenances

31  Spotted Dolerite
32  Spotted Dolerite
33  Spotted Dolerite Carn Menyn or Carn Goedog
34  Spotted Dolerite
35  Spotted Dolerite
36  Spotted Dolerite
37  Spotted Dolerite Carn Menyn or Carn Goedog
38  Rhyolitic Ignimbrite (tuff) Unknown - not Pont Saeson
39  Spotted Dolerite
40  Rhyolitic Ignimbrite (tuff) Unknown - not Pont Saeson
41  Spotted Dolerite
42  Spotted Dolerite Carn Breseb, Bica or Ddafad-las
43  Spotted Dolerite Carn Menyn or Carn Goedog
44  Unspotted Dolerite Carn Ddafad-las outcrop 
45  Unspotted Dolerite Carn Ddafad-las outcrop 
46  Rhyolite Unknown - not Pont Saeson
47  Spotted Dolerite
48  Rhyolite Unknown - not Pont Saeson
49  Spotted Dolerite Carn Menyn or Carn Goedog
61  Spotted Dolerite Carn Menyn or Carn Goedog
62  Unspotted Dolerite Unknown
63  Spotted Dolerite
64  Spotted Dolerite
65  Spotted Dolerite Carn Menyn or Carn Goedog
66  Spotted Dolerite
67  Spotted Dolerite Carn Menyn or Carn Goedog
68  Spotted Dolerite
69  Spotted Dolerite
70  Spotted Dolerite
72  Spotted Dolerite
80  Greenish Sandstone with Mica Senni Beds - Maybe
150  Spotted Dolerite



Information from Simon Banton's Stones of Stonehenge site  http://www.stonesofstonehenge.org.uk/ and  Rob Ixer's uploaded papers on Acedemia.org https://independent.academia.edu/RobertIxer

Additions and corrections welcome. More recent research has refined and changed some of the provenancing, I am checking what information is in the public domain that I can use for the table.

Update

http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0003598X15001775
Mike Parker Pearson, Richard Bevins, Rob Ixer, Joshua Pollard, Colin Richards, Kate Welham, Ben Chan, Kevan Edinborough, Derek Hamilton, Richard Macphail, Duncan Schlee, Jean-Luc Schwenninger, Ellen Simmons and Martin Smith (2015). Craig Rhos-y-felin: a Welsh bluestone megalith quarry for Stonehenge. Antiquity, 89, pp 1331-1352 doi:10.15184/aqy.2015.177

"Carn Menyn (or Carn Meini), was once suggested as the source of the Stonehenge bluestones (Thomas 1923), although the sample set currently available provides no geological evidence for this!"

I have updated the table to reflect this.


There are more bluestone sources identified from debitage around and near Stonehenge.

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