Friday 19 July 2013

Parch marks at Stonehenge

The dry weather has brought out some amazing parch marks at Stonehenge.
I was most excited by the appearance of four circular marks between Stone 16 and 21. These are where the four missing stones should be, so is this a hint that actually there are four holes there? There is a debate as to whether Stonehenge was ever finished and if stones 17 and 18 were ever actually erected. I believe that geo-phys results are inconclusive in finding the stoneholes so this is interesting and supports the argument that it was.

More on the non-completion theory here

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Around the monument there are also parch or crop marks that seem to correspond to the Z and Y holes.

1 comment:

  1. Well Tim, I don't know about the rest of your readers, but this is very exciting to me!
    It seems this wretched heat wave has turned out something valuable after all!

    The Y&Z holes can be seen in any number of aerials during hot weather, but this is a new one on me.

    As you are no doubt aware, I am a big proponent of the 'No Stones 17 & 18'. But here we see parch-marks in those locations.
    Curiouser & Curiouser said Alice ...