According to Geography Stonehenge May Have First Stood in Wales Researchers have discovered evidence that the stones that make up Stonehenge may have been used as part of an earlier monument near where they were quarried in Wales.
Archaeologists in the United Kingdom announced on December 7 that they had traced some of the stones that make up Stonehenge—the smaller ones known as bluestones—to two specific quarries in southern Wales about 140 miles (225 km) from the site of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.
Furthermore, they were able to determine that the bluestones were quarried more than 500 years before Stonehenge was constructed about 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. To explain the gap between the extraction of the stones and the construction of Stonehenge, the archaeologists proposed that the stones may have been used for an earlier monument that was eventually dismantled and reused to build Stonehenge.
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