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This first stage is dated to around 3100 BC, after which the ditch began to silt up naturally.
Yet even with these spurious adaptations the mission ended abruptly just four miles out to sea when the stone slipped from its lashings, fell into the water and sank 60 feet to the muddy bottom of Freshwater Bay, Pembrokeshire, with its sharp currents. Wikipedia embarrassingly suggests they are “post-glacial remains”. ESSEX ROCK – A Look Beneath the Essex Landscape – Gerald Lucy Large pieces of silicified fossil wood (wood replaced by quartz) may also be found in these gravels and these can sometimes reveal beautiful colour banding and growth rings when cut and polished.
The ‘reconstruction’ was an ill-researched, ill-prepared fiasco. Unfortunately, the seven counties [in southern England] that are acknowledged to contain sarsen stones display no other signs of a glacial past. The source of this fossil wood, and thus its age, has never been established.
At the coast the stone was lashed on a cradle between two lightweight curraghs or coracles instead of being laden onto a sensible, well-constructed raft. sid=10799 Tragically, Dr Rudge only looked for puddingstone that lay along his predetermined route. ESSEX ROCK – A Look Beneath the Essex Landscape – Gerald Lucy Almost all are flint (some containing fossils from the Chalk sea) but there is also quartzite and puddingstone.
At the end of the intended voyage the team planned to avoid the challenge of rivers and an arduous cross-country haul by floating the cargo on a barge along the Kennet & Avon canal – not an option that would have been open to the people who built Stonehenge. Sarsen Stone Erratic Boulders Mainstream sources generally try to play scant attention to sarsen stone erratic boulders. ESSEX ROCK – A Look Beneath the Essex Landscape – Gerald Lucy Various pebbles of quartz and volcanic rocks derived from North Wales are also present and this indicates that the Thames may have originally drained the Welsh mountains before its headwaters were captured by the River Severn.
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The demands of such an enterprise were underlined by the attempt by a group led by Phil Bowen and given lottery money last year to reproduce the journey. From the beginning the project was compromised by a series of economies, precautions and shortcuts. This thought prompted Dr Ernest Rudge to embark upon a heroic quest for a “Lost Highway” which he believed was a Neolithic trade route delineated by maker stones made of puddingstone. The boulder clay of Essex contains many glacial erratics that have been transported from distant locations.
The suggestion is often followed by a quick exit before anybody can ask an awkward question.It is a “convenience” label rather than a geological term, since at least 20 different rock types are represented.One of the most common rocks in the assemblage is known as Preseli Spotted Dolerite—a chemically altered igneous rock containing spots or clusters of plagioclase feldspar. The Preseli Hills or Preseli Mountains are a range of hills in north Pembrokeshire, West Wales.It lay in the Neolithic Boles Barrow which had been blocked up and abandoned long before the bluestone circle was erected. The wider distribution pattern of erratic boulders over southern England is equally suggestive of a water driven distribution pattern with flooding [from west to east] that fans out across East Anglia and South East England.Following his excavation of Boles Barrow of 1801, William Cunnington wrote of the barrow’s `large stones’ amongst which he discovered a `Blue hard stone ye same as the upright Stones in ye inner circle at Stonehenge’. However, this is flooding on a scale that is unfamiliar.The chalk dug from the ditch was piled up to form the bank.