Mike Pitts on the latest findings, published in Antiquity today, from Mike Parker Pearson’s team’s work on the origins of the Stonehenge Bluestones.
They certainly think so – not all, but two important ones. I went to visit their excavations in Pembrokeshire this summer, and was sufficiently impressed to ask them to write about their discoveries for British Archaeology. You can read their report with many photos – including this fabulous opening shot by Adam Stanford – in the new magazine later this week. Digital on Wednesday December 9 (as an App and in web form) and print in the shops on Friday. Copies for Council for British Archaeology members and magazine subscribers are on their way.
Excavations at Carn Goedog (photo M Pitts)
In the meantime, here is the UCL press release.
Stonehenge ‘bluestone’ quarries confirmed 140 miles away in Wales
Excavation of two quarries in Wales by a UCL-led team of archaeologists and geologists has confirmed they are sources of Stonehenge’s ‘bluestones’– and shed light on how they were quarried…
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