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(USA Today)   The erection at Stonehenge? Blame Wales   (usatoday.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Stonehenge, Quarry, Neolithic, dozens of Stonehenge, Pembrokeshire, massive stones, exact location of the quarries, Megalith  
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2019-02-19 11:55:10 AM  
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2019-02-19 12:21:27 PM  
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/not the same kind of Wales
//don't care
 
2019-02-19 12:42:46 PM  
As for when the stones were quarried, the study suggests roughly 3000 B.C., based on pieces of charcoal found at the site, which were dated to that era.

Or, they could have built it on top of something else that was there in 3,000 BCE and left charcoal behind.  But I imagine saying that you have no idea doesn't get news stories and grant money, now, does it?
 
2019-02-19 12:49:09 PM  
........this has been known for decades. why is it being reported as a "discovery"?  weird.
 
2019-02-19 12:49:17 PM  
 
2019-02-19 12:58:02 PM  
I don't even know where I live now.
 
2019-02-19 01:13:28 PM  
I've blamed many erections on Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.
 
2019-02-19 01:29:29 PM  

cgraves67: I've blamed many erections on Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DadvM​j​hV2hI
 
2019-02-19 01:30:51 PM  

cgraves67: I've blamed many erections on Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.


Well, Stonehenge has been erect way more than 4 hours. Has it called its doctor yet?
 
2019-02-19 01:33:09 PM  
So, yeah, the stones are from 200 miles away,in Wales, so these guys in Wales were obviously carving the rocks out of the very living mountain... "Fantastic, building a henge, are we? That's a fantastic idea! That's a marvelous religion the Druids have got! Yes, got a lot of white clothing, I like that. There we go!" And they smashed out a huge stone and then they put tree trunks down to roll it along on.

"All right, walk it along, here we go, here we go."
"Help you push 'em along? It's not far, is it?"

And the Druids going,

"Heave, everyone, heave! Well done, everyone, you're doing very well! You'll love it when you see it. I've seen some of the drawings already, it's very special."

After 200 miles...

"You farking bastards! You never told us 200 miles! 200 miles in this day and age - I don't even know where I live now!

Stonehenge
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2019-02-19 02:06:03 PM  

Ima_Lurker: cgraves67: I've blamed many erections on Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Well, Stonehenge has been erect way more than 4 hours. Has it called its doctor yet?



Yes.  He's a nice druish man.
 
2019-02-19 02:09:29 PM  
The stones now at Stonehenge may have been part of a circle of stones in Wales, which might have been disassembled and reassembled at its present location.

A story is starting to form when there's the possibility that a victor was stealing a loser's church.
 
2019-02-19 02:51:08 PM  
> The stones now at Stonehenge may have been part of a circle of stones in Wales, which might have been disassembled and reassembled at its present location.

I'm intrigued by the notion of ongoing stone theft wars.

The original quarriers extracted the stones and built something not all that far from the quarry.
A neighboring clan thought that was cool and so they stole the stones to build something in their territory.
Every generation or even more frequently there would be wars over the possession of the stones which wound up moving all over Wales.
Eventually a clan from 200 miles away swiped and carried off the stones and that distance was so far that they didn't have any near neighbors with a tradition of stone theft and it was too far for the stone theft clans to mount an effective raid.
 
2019-02-19 03:07:41 PM  
We used used to smoke weed at stonehenge and call it "stoned-henge". Okay, not really.
 
2019-02-19 04:39:33 PM  

HairBolus: Eventually a clan from 200 miles away swiped and carried off the stones and that distance was so far that they didn't have any near neighbors with a tradition of stone theft and it was too far for the stone theft clans to mount an effective raid.


Or after 20 thefts involving movements of 10 miles, someone finally surrounded the holy stones with stones which defiled them and made them undesirable.
 
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