Megalith quarries for Stonehenge's bluestones

  title={Megalith quarries for Stonehenge's bluestones},
  author={Mike Parker Pearson and Joshua Pollard and Colin Richards and Kate Welham and Chris Casswell and Charles French and Duncan Schlee and David Shaw and Ellen Simmons and Adam Stanford and Richard E. Bevins and Robert A. Ixer},
  pages={45 - 62}
Abstract Geologists and archaeologists have long known that the bluestones of Stonehenge came from the Preseli Hills of west Wales, 230km away, but only recently have some of their exact geological sources been identified. Two of these quarries—Carn Goedog and Craig Rhos-y-felin—have now been excavated to reveal evidence of megalith quarrying around 3000 BC—the same period as the first stage of the construction of Stonehenge. The authors present evidence for the extraction of the stone pillars… 
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