Discovering The Secrets Of Stonehenge

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Photo: University of Exeter

The construction of megalithic structures, such as the pyramids and Stonehenge, have long since been a mystery to modern civilization. An archaeology student at the University of Exeter thinks he has found a key component in the movement of the rocks of Stonehenge. Science Daily reports:

A revolutionary new idea on the movement of big monument stones like those at Stonehenge has been put forward by an archaeology student at the University of Exeter.

Whilst an undergraduate, Andrew Young saw a correlation between standing stone circles in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and a concentration of carved stone balls, which may have been used to help transport the big stones by functioning like ball bearings.

Young discovered that many of the late Neolithic stone balls had a diameter within a millimetre of each other, which he felt indicated they would have been used together in some way rather than individually. By plotting on a map where the carved balls were found, he realised they were all within the vicinity of Neolithic monuments known as recumbent stone circles. These stone circle monuments in Aberdeenshire share an equivalent form to Stonehenge, yet with some much larger stones.

[Continues at Science Daily]

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  • dddjjj

    hahahahahahaha… its just SO far…

  • dddjjj

    hahahahahahaha… its just SO far…

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  • Haystack

    Wally Wallington has used the same technique to build his own Stonehenge:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRRDzFROMx0

  • Haystack

    Wally Wallington has used the same technique to build his own Stonehenge:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRRDzFROMx0

  • Earbudcontender

    IT WAS THE ALIENS!!!!!!! JUST LEAVE IT ALONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/dejanae0722 Dejanae Weathersby

      aliens???? it was merlin! (no offense)

  • Earbudcontender

    IT WAS THE ALIENS!!!!!!! JUST LEAVE IT ALONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ironaddict06

    I watched this on National Geographic. This idea did not work. 1. No where near the amount of weight that was attempted to be move, to the actual weight of the stones. 2. The stone balls would destroy the rails in the wood. Yes the stones moved a few feet before the balls would sink in the wood.
    Personally I think they have/gave the idea how the giant stones were moved. NG admits there was once a river that ran by Stonehenge. NG also found another formation of circular stones at a river near Stonehenge. I think the people moved the giant stones with water power, and some type of barges.

  • Ironaddict06

    I watched this on National Geographic. This idea did not work. 1. No where near the amount of weight that was attempted to be move, to the actual weight of the stones. 2. The stone balls would destroy the rails in the wood. Yes the stones moved a few feet before the balls would sink in the wood.
    Personally I think they have/gave the idea how the giant stones were moved. NG admits there was once a river that ran by Stonehenge. NG also found another formation of circular stones at a river near Stonehenge. I think the people moved the giant stones with water power, and some type of barges.

  • http://twitter.com/dejanae0722 Dejanae Weathersby

    aliens???? it was merlin! (no offense)

  • http://twitter.com/dejanae0722 Dejanae Weathersby

    aliens???? it was merlin! (no offense)