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Archaeologists Say Evidence Suggests Stonehenge Was Originally In Wales And Moved To England

Geo Beats
Geo Beats
A team of archaeologists from the University College London and the University of Leicester has found indications that Stonehenge in England was originally built in Wales but eventually dismantled and relocated.

Stonehenge may be a famous monument in England, but some archaeologists suspect that it had originally been located in Wales and then moved, reports The Telegraph.
According to The Independent, a team of researchers from the University College London (UCL) and the University of Leicester successfully traced the two types of represented bluestones--the dolerite and the rhyolite--to specific quarries in West Wales.  
In fact, in a separate UCL experiment, 10 people were able to move a 1-ton stone at a rate of about a mile an hour, indicating that human transport may not have been as difficult as often believed.
As one of the team members, Mike Parker Pearson, is quoted as saying, “The Welsh connection isn’t just about stones it’s likely to be a long term movement from west to east at this particular time.” 
The reason behind the move is still unknown, but he believes Stonehenge may be related to encouraging peace between “warring tribes.” 
An examination of bone fragments at Stonehenge also indicated that some of the remains could have come from Wales and in a form that was already cremated, notes The Telegraph. 
One of the next steps for the archaeologists is to locate the original burial site in Wales.

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