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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Aug 2018 5:20 a.m. PST

A groundbreaking new analysis of the 25 cremated remains buried at the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire has revealed that 10 of them lived nowhere near the bluestones…

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David Manley03 Aug 2018 5:31 a.m. PST

Not quite sure what "mystery" has been "solved"

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2018 6:08 a.m. PST

Hi


I have always questioned stonehedge due to this

The man who bought Stonehenge

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Stryderg03 Aug 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

Apparently, Spinal Tap did it.
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Vigilant03 Aug 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

So people from where the stones came from are buried where they were delivered. Not exactly world shattering news.

Dn Jackson03 Aug 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

"Not quite sure what "mystery" has been "solved"

The mystery of how to get us to read the article. :)

Also, the video attached has a theory that the bluestones weren't brought from Wales by people, but had been dropped nearby by a glacier during the last ice age. An interesting theory to me.

Dagwood03 Aug 2018 1:11 p.m. PST

The article (or a similar one I read yesterday) says that the glacier theory has been abandoned, since the quarry site was found with tools and stone chips still in situ.

Wherethestreetshavnoname03 Aug 2018 1:15 p.m. PST

<<<Also, the video attached has a theory that the bluestones weren't brought from Wales by people, but had been dropped nearby by a glacier during the last ice age. An interesting theory to me.>>>

Interesting only for the 'fact'? that all of the glacially deposited bluestone on Salisbury Plain was used to build Stonehenge. Which must be a 'fact'? because no other glacially deposited bluestone (or any other bluestone for that matter) has been found in the area.

How convenient. Sufficient, no more, no less, bluestone was deposited to allow Stone Age peoples to build a megalithic site 5000 years or so after the last glacial period.

Otherwise. Aliens.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2018 5:36 p.m. PST

One of the major burials at the 'henge is/was a Swiss archer.

No aliens were involved – it was Merlin who stole the stones from Ireland were they had been erected by Giants.

Why do people always have to try to make these things so complicated when the obvious answer has been known for centuries?

Dn Jackson03 Aug 2018 11:50 p.m. PST

"How convenient. Sufficient, no more, no less, bluestone was deposited to allow Stone Age peoples to build a megalithic site 5000 years or so after the last glacial period."

Hardly! It was originally planned to be two stories with an attached tennis court, but they ran out of stones. Convenient my bum! :-)

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2018 9:06 p.m. PST

When I visited UK in 1968, it was possible to walk right up to the stones and touch them. I took a bunch of pictures and lost them all :(

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