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  • n. Plural form of bluestone.


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  • Dubbed "Bluestonehenge" by members of the Stonehenge Riverside Project, a consortium of researchers from several British universities, the circle may have once included 24 standing stones known as bluestones, six-foot-tall megaliths that were brought from quarries in the Preseli Hills 150 miles away.


  • The evidence includes a double circle of spotted dolomite (also known as bluestones) in Stonehenge's center.

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  • Although the great sarsens with which Stonehenge's main structure was built are of local origin, within lies a smaller circle of "bluestones", exotics which in 1921 were traced to the Presceli mountains in Pembrokeshire, some 150 miles to the west.

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  • They are convinced the stone chips are evidence of belief in the healing power of the "bluestones" brought 150 miles from south Wales, which endured long after the monument was thought to have been abandoned.

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  • It was along the Avon that the bluestones of the Preseli hills in Wales are thought to have been transported by boat to Stonehenge, after being moved an almost unimaginable distance around both the Pembrokeshire and Cornish peninsulas to the river mouth at Christchurch.

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  • Though the team did not find any complete stones, they discovered fragments in holes similar to ones that once held Preseli bluestones at Stonehenge.


  • "I hope they are right, but the little snag is that they don't have any unambiguous bluestones."


  • Bournemouth University archaeologist Timothy Darville, a Stonehenge expert who is not a member of the project, says it's too soon to say that bluestones stood at the site.


  • "They could have been taken to Stonehenge, and it's possible some of the bluestones standing there now once stood at Bluestonehenge."


  • We discovered a circular ditch, inside of which were fragments of bluestones, large megaliths brought from Wales.

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