Found - source for Blue Stones at Stonehenge


According to SALON - the Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter 268


the source of the Bluestones has been found - in the journal Archaeology in Wales, Rob Ixer, of Leicester University, and Richard Bevins, of Amgueddfa Cymru — National Museum Wales,

‘We assumed that we might be able to pin down the source to an area of several hundreds of square metres’, Rob Ixer said, ‘but we can now pin it down unequivocally to an area of a few square metres, namely to a small single outcrop or couple of outcrops at Craig Rhos-y-felin’. The outcrop is some 70m long and has many tall, narrow slabs up to 2m high as the dominant feature, splitting off from the parent rock in blocks that are reminiscent of the Stonehenge bluestones.

They compared rocks here to a Box of rocks stored at Salisbury Museum.

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