Stonehenge Research Paper

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Stonehenge, a gargantuan stone group of stone circles, quarried hundreds of miles away. It just happens to be set on the path of the sun and an unnerving amount of dead people. For thousands of years, people have wondered why it was built. A discovery of small circular rocks, all the same size, around Stonehenge may help us figure out how those ton sized blocks of rock got there. The fallen portions of Stonehenge and modern technology may lead us to the last question we ask, the building and lifting of stonehenge.
The first question to answer is why. People have wondered why the Beaker put up these colossal stones up in the first place. Researchers must look at how and when each ring of stones were built. In the first phase (2950-2900 BCE), the builders made the circular bank outlying …show more content…

Sure enough, they found that using this system they could transport 220 pounds using only one finger to pull. As they increased the weight and manpower, they discovered that they could transport one of the bluestones (the inner stones; 4 tons) with seven people pulling. These researchers were confident they could travel up to 20 miles a day using this system. (Kate, Ravilious) These bluestones come from Wales, 160 miles from the site of Stonehenge, and the Sarsen stones most likely came from Marlborough Downs, 30k away. (Dave, Mosher) This means that if these balls were used, it would take an eight day trip to get the bluestones to the Henge, and around 3 days for the Sarsen stones. The amount of people it would take to get all 48 stones (192 tons) to Stonehenge would be approximately 336 people. That being said, there is a possibility that they could have made multiple trips and since this tribe of people were many, this may have been a viable option. Oxen or other animals may have also done this. And, many researchers think that rafts may be a key resource for getting these stones to their target

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