Study Reveals Mystery of Stonehenge
Stonehenge since long has baffled scientists but now a team of researchers has presented another theory describing how and from where the Stonehenge stones reached their place.
The University College London researchers on Monday detailed that Stonehenge is partially made from Welsh stones hewn about 200 miles away from its current site in Wiltshire, England.
Study researchers believe that the iconic monument was actually built in Wales and remained there for several hundreds of years before it was finally moved to its current location.
The two quarries in Wales are the source of the distinct ‘bluestones’ used in Stonehenge. Researchers after doing radiocarbon dating of remnants from campfires indicate that the sites were mined back in 3200 and 3400 BC. But these rocks did not reach their present location until 2900 BC.
UCL professor Parker Pearson said, “It could have taken those Neolithic stone-draggers nearly 500 years to get them to Stonehenge. It’s more likely that the stones were first used in a local monument, somewhere near the quarries, that was then dismantled and dragged off to Wiltshire”.
According to the study researchers, the original monument might have sat between the quarries and the final location of Stonehenge.
The data gathered recently can also help researchers to known why and when the Stonehenge was actually created.
The study is one among several studies in some past recent years that used carbon dating to find new information about Stonehenge.
The research team is further planning to carry out excavations and research at both of the quarry sites in order to make more precise determinations.
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