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Stonehenge origins seeking archaeologists 'excavating in wrong place'

London, Nov. 21 : Thwarting archaeologists' previous attempts to solve one of the key mysteries of Stonehenge, a new study has claimed that they have been looking in the wrong place for almost a century.


Since the 1920s, researchers have been digging on the Preseli Hills in a place called Carn Meini to determine how the bluestone from Wales travelled 190 miles to the heart of south-west England.

But the latest study suggests that Stonehenge bluestones actually came from Carn Goedog that is nearly a mile away from Carn Meini, the Guardian reported.

Richard Bevins, one of the researchers of the new study and keeper of geology at the National Museum of Wales, along with his team, used geochemical techniques and compared samples of rock and debris from Stonehenge with data from the Preseli site.

The finding showed that the bluestones in fact came from Carn Goedog.

The study is published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

--ANI (Posted on 21-11-2013)

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