ORIGINAL STORY AT WIRED.CO.UK
A team of geologists from Britain have pinpointed the exact quarry that Stonehenge’s innermost circle of rocks came from. It’s the first time that a precise source has been found for any of the stones at the prehistoric monument.
Robert Ixer of the University of Leicester and Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales painstakingly identified samples from various rock outcrops in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
For nine months the pair used petrography — the study of mineral content and textural relationships within rocks — to find the origins of Stonehenge’s rhyolite debitage stones. These spotted dolerites or bluestones form the inner circle and inner horseshoe of the site.
They found the culprit on a 65-metre-long outcropping called Craig Rhos-y-Felin, near Pont Saeson in north Pembrokeshire. It lies approximately 160 miles from the Stonehenge site.
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Anyone who thinks that this might just be a pretty sly attempt to get more traffic onto this site have seen right through me. But if you have landed here for the first time thanks to this post, I hope the stuff here about REAL standing stones may be of some interest – especially the film, of course.
Skyrim is by all accounts a fantastic game. I don’t dare even look at it – I’ve too much to do. My son acquired the game a few weeks ago and hasn’t been seen since. But to the point – apparently there are thirteen standing stones (but not standing stones as we know them, Jim) to be found in Skyrim and this video tells you how to find them and what benefits might be gained from doing so. Enjoy.