Tuesday 25 April 2017

Table of Stonehenge Bluestone Provenances - Updated April 2017

UPDATED with information from Rob Ixer  April 2017

Rock types
Stonehenge stone
Spotted dolerite Group 1
Carn Goedog
Stones 33, 37, 49, 65, 67
Unspotted dolerite Group 2
Cerrigmarchogion or Craig Talfynydd
Stones 45, 62
Spotted dolerite Group 3
Carn Breseb, Carn Gwfry, outcrop near Carn Alw or outcrop w of Carn Ddafad-las
Stones 34, 42, 43, 61
Spotted dolerite ungrouped
Most likely Mynydd Preseli
Stones 31, 32, 35a, 35b, 36, 39, 41, 44, 47, 61a, 63, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70, 70a, 70b, 71, 72, 150
Rhyolite Groups A-C
Craig Rhosyfelin
Stones 32d & 32e
Rhyolite Group D
?Fishguard Volcanic Group
No stone identified; from debris only
Rhyolite Group E
?Fishguard Volcanic Group
Stone 48
Rhyolite Group F
?Fishguard Volcanic Group
Stone 46
Rhyolite Group G
?Fishguard Volcanic Group
Stone 40
Volcanics Group A
?North Pembrokeshire
Stones 32c, 33e, 33f, 40c, 41d
Volcanics Group B
?Fishguard Volcanic Group
Stone 38
Sandstone (Devonian)
Senni Beds, South Wales
Stone 80 (Altar Stone)
Lower Palaeozoic Sandstone

Stone 40g, 42c

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
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!"

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