Stonehenge quarry site found

Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Admin

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Archaeologists believe they have identified the quarry where Stonehenge’s bluestones came from.

Since the 1920s much of the work in Preseli has focused on a spot known as Carn Meini. Now researchers are claiming that in fact the Stonehenge bluestones actually came from Carn Goedog – almost a mile away.

Richard Bevins, keeper of geology at the National Museum of Wales and one of those involved in the study, suggested he was not going to be terribly popular with some fellow experts.

“I don’t expect to be getting Christmas cards from the archaeologists who have been excavating at the wrong place over all these years,” he said.

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Story: Steven Morris, The Guardian | Photo: Capture Photography/Alamy

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