Friday 11 December 2015

Reused Stones at Stonehenge

Mike Parker Pearson talks about the possible reuse of the Bluestones at Stonehenge from another monument and how other neolithic monuments show this property :

Another archaeologist, and I can't be sure who it wa, mused to me about whether Stone 56, the tallest sarsen stone at Stonehenge was a reused stone some time ago. The fact what is now the buried portion of the stone is as finely worked as the rest was a factor in his suspicions.

1 comment:

  1. "I led the team of researchers that discovered that Stonehenge was most likely to have been originally built in Pembrokeshire, Wales, before it was taken apart and transported some 180 miles to Wiltshire, England" MPP

    I think he's lost the plot sadly!

    Stonehenge was built in Phases over hundreds of years with the sarsen stones being local to Salisbury plain - if he's taking just about the bluestones - it's just another stone circle not Stonehenge!!

    In archaeological terms what makes Stonehenge unique (a part from the stacked sarsen stones) is its ditch system - which MPP and other archaeologists have avoided talking about since its excavation in the 1920's.

    The flaw in the latest report and hence the nonsense about relocating the quarried stones - is the fact that much moor Mesolithic evidence was found on site than Neolithic. And this because phase I of Stonehenge dates from the visitors car park dates, which have now been confirmed at Craig Rhos-y-felin - but overlooked completely although the dates are a perfect match!!