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There is a fascinating article on Tim Daw's Sarsen blog about The Bluestones from the Prescelis by Michael Parker Pearson.

"More extraordinarily, the smaller ‘bluestones’ (mostly under 4m long and under 4 tons each) come from the Preseli region of west Wales, 140 miles (225 km) away. ‘Bluestone’ is actually a term that covers Stonehenge stones of varying geology: spotted dolerite, ordinary dolerite, rhyolite, volcanics and sandstone."

I know there has been a long running debate on this forum about how they were transported but that is still unknown but if any one has walked up Moel Drygarn and taken note of the vertical rock formation there the fact that there may have been an earlier 'Stonehenge circle' in the area of the two known quarries for the bluestones.......

'So where were the bluestones of Craig Rhos-y-felin and Carn Goedog initially taken? Since monoliths were extracted at different times from the two quarries, it seems likely that they were incorporated either into two monuments or into a two-phase monument, likely to be located in their vicinity, before being dismantled and taken to Salisbury Plain to be erected there in 3000–2755 BC. If this is so, then where and what might this original ‘Stonehenge’ be? '

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Posted by moss
30th March 2018ce