Barney Harris has worked out the man-hours needed to craft the stones. Fabulous stuff. I see that it is the lintels that took the longest. I hadn’t thought of that.
They have six sides to dress where the trilithon’s uprights have a back that is left rough the buried side that wouldn’t have had much attention, though the inside face would be polished smooth, the two walls wouldn’t, as they show lots or remaining working lines. Continue reading “How long to build Stonehenge?”
There is a 100-year-old, neverending question of was it: Neolithic man or glaciers who moved the bluestones from West Wales to Wiltshire. Continue reading “Bluestones. Glacier or man?”
Of the numbered stones, the missing stones overlayed onto an aerial photograph. I have a printed copy of this handy at all times. Perhaps you’d want to bookmark this permalink for the file http://stonehen.ge/bgmap.
Continue reading “Large map”
There are at least two types of sarsen at Stonehenge. These guys, a professor and a doctor, are going to fingerprint the debitage and the still ‘wild’ sarsens around and about south England to connect the dots.
Continue reading “Fingerprinting the sarsens”
One of the completed models I am to make is of the present view, naturally. But also two versions when it was in ‘disrepair.’
- One before the 1901 straightening of Stone 56 and
- another version around 1902 when long wooden props were placed around the outer circle.
Continue reading “Sticks and stones”
We already know that The Avenue is truly ancient, stripes in the underlying rock which align in places on the solstice axis. How they were made is disputed. But it doesn’t matter, they were there long before man walked the then tree-covered area.
Continue reading “Possible reasons for placement of Stonehenge”