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The Sarsen Route to Stonehenge
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The current news story pinpointing the origin of the sarsens at West Woods near Marlborough https://www.theguardian.com/uk[...]jlQmhk80i1kNDEPTKijzEmT8E3JJuk is a bit familiar - I thought that was pretty much known (haven't the holes some of them were lifted from said to have been found?) although it now seems to have been proved chemically.

There are also some headlines about the route to Stonehenge having been discovered. In the latter days of the Stonehengineers, one of my colleagues (name escapes - age, dammit) did a study of this and came up with 3 possibilities. Not sure if it's still on the internet but Tim Daw's IS: https://www.academia.edu/24449[...]igin_Of_The_Stonehenge_Sarsens

In connection with the Stonehengineers' work, I walked some of the area and concluded the slope up to the Salisbury Plain would have been a terrible barrier - except at a single place where there was a natural, gentler zig-zag route up the slope where it might have been possible to drag the stones. Again, I don't remember where it was, dammit. Does anyone know where it might have been? (Redhorn Hill someone has just suggested to me. It does ring a bell).


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nigelswift
Posted by nigelswift
30th July 2020ce
06:29

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