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    Scientists Find Stonehenge Rock Source

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    Filled with doubt that the long-believed source for many of the Stonehenge rocks was the actual one, scientists examined the issue further and now say they’ve found the real one.

    Filled with doubt that the long-believed source for many of the Stonehenge rocks was the actual one, scientists examined the issue further and now say they’ve found the real one.

    Much of the skepticism came from the simple question of why people would choose to haul so many huge, heavy objects over a distance of 150 miles.

    That’s the distance between the structures and the previously accepted point of origin for the stones that constitute them.

    They’ve now found a viable rock fount located a much more reasonable mile and a half from the prehistoric site.

    In confirming a legitimate alternative, the researchers focused on the smaller stones in and around the monument, called bluestones.

    They reached out to the public for help and showed them pictures of the Stonehenge rocks alongside pictures of samples from the area long believed to be their source. Individuals were asked if the two looked similar. The results were a resounding 100 percent no. A new type of test was used to further determine the rock’s chemical make-up and facilitate the process of finding a source match.

    The goal is to find the true excavation point so it can be further examined and they now believe the new site less than 2 miles away is the source of over half the Stonehenge bluestones.