New Stonehenge theory

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    Scientists announce Stonehenge discovery: We know why it was built | The Bunsen Burner

    The headline is odd, since of course they don't KNOW, they're just floating a new theory.

     
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    it would have been a central place to go to know about crop planting and crop bartering too.

    i bet it served many purposes
     
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    It is one of the most enchanting places I have ever had the privilege to visit. Such a pity that so many of the original stones were broken up before they realized what a monumental achievement it was.
     
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    It was invented by bong smoking hippies who got bored after making too many crop circles.

    They call it the Stone Age for a reason.....
     
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    It was a falafel joint back in the 7th century.
     
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    This video is great. This guy in Michigan shows how to move stones such as those used at Stonehenge, without using any modern tools.

    Great stuff.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRRDzFROMx0]Building Stonehenge - This Man can Move Anything - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    There's a documentary about the stones... including where they were originally hewn in Wales.... which is hundreds of miles away from the structure. It shows how they moved them across the country, across the Bristol Channel, so they needed to float them across that... absolutely fucking amazing - the engineering skill of these people was exceptional.
     
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    Yeah, beyond cool....
     
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    Thing with Stonehenge is that it is one in a series of stone circles that are aligned across the country. Just the other week, there was this really interesting program showing the path between each circle from the air. Really interesting.

    Of course, the whole of this area of England is covered in neolithic monuments... ancient stone circles, burial mounds, carving into the hillsides and shit. Very cool.
     
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    I drive past the stones almost every week... I have yet to tire of seeing that thing. It is so amazing.
     

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