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Quote:Some stonehenge rocks were at Salisbury Plain 'long before humans'

'An archaeologist who has excavated within the site says there is evidence people were drawn there because of the stones.
Some of the largest rocks at Stonehenge were there long before humans and are not likely to have been moved to the location,
an archaeologist says.

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Archaeologists and antiquarians have for centuries wondered why Stonehenge is where it is and why the largest stones were
dragged miles to a hillside on Salisbury Plain. It had been thought those stones, called sarsens, were brought from the
Marlborough Downs, 20 miles (32km) away.

Mike Pitts, one of only a few archaeologists to have excavated within Stonehenge, has found evidence that two of the largest
sarsen stones have been there for millions of years. The largest megalith at the site, the heel stone, which aligns with sunrise
on midsummer's day, is 75 metres from the centre of the stone circle and weighs 60 tonnes.
Unlike the other large sarsens, it has never been shaped or dressed.

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The Heel Stone.

Mr Pitts found a hole that was up to six metres in diameter while excavating beside the heel stone.
The pit, which has been back-filled for years, was too large to have been the "socket" for a standing stone but big enough to
have contained the huge boulder itself. It suggests the stone was lifted out of the hole and stood upright, but not brought from
elsewhere.

Another unexplained hole, found between two of the stones in the central 'horseshoe' of sarsens, poses the theory another
of the largest stones - stone 16 - may have originated at the site.
The two holes also appear to align with sunrise on the summer solstice.

It had been thought that the sarsens did not occur naturally on Salisbury Plain but recent discoveries have dispelled that theory.
Sarsen is a layer of super-hard sandstone that formed millions of years ago over the chalk that makes up the rolling hills of
Wiltshire.

During the Ice Age, the permafrost that covered Salisbury Plain repeatedly thawed and froze, shattering the layer of sarsen and
over millions of years the stones sank below the surface leaving only a few fragments visible.
Stonehenge contains other stones, called blue stones, which most archaeologists believe were brought to the site from Wales by
humans.

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But, in a report published in the journal British Archaeology, Mr Pitts says it was the sarsens that made Stonehenge the centre
of the prehistoric world, not the other way round.
He said: "The assumption used to be that all sarsens at Stonehenge had come from the Marlborough Downs...'
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Stonehenge has always been a place that fascinated me.  I would love to go there sometime and see if I feel the energy the area emits like others say they have felt.

One more thing still on my wish list. minusculethumbsup2


Quote:Some of the largest rocks at Stonehenge were there long before humans and are not likely to have been moved to the location,

an archaeologist says.

Is he admitting he thinks ETs arranged the rocks long before we came here?   minusculethinking
(04-09-2018, 07:33 PM)Mystic Wanderer Wrote: [ -> ]Stonehenge has always been a place that fascinated me.  I would love to go there sometime and see
if I feel the energy the area emits like others say they have felt.

One more thing still on my wish list. minusculethumbsup2

I went many years ago when I was searching for... well anyway, it wasn't there.
It's quite amazing in such a barren landscape.

Personally, I like the Rollright Stones near Long Compton, Oxfordshire. That's where my search ended and the six-foot three male
that came from there as just offered to make a nice cup of tea. My twenty-six year old son!

'Dem stones still have magic.
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