Dolerite Bluestone Stonehenge Specimen (1.4kg)

The STEMcell Science Shop

Regular price $120.00

This dolerite bluestone specimen is from the same quarry where the stones of the famous Stonehenge monument were quarried. 

Archeologists long suspected the Stonehenge bluestones were quarried in the Preseli Hills of Wales over 140 miles (230 km) from Stonehenge and hauled all the way to their present location around 5,000 years ago, but a recent study confirmed this fact once and for all.

An excellent historical artifact. Makes a great display piece. Stonehenge specimens are very limited and we probably won't get more once these are gone.

Mass: 1389 grams

 

More info:

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles (3 km) west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, seven feet (2.1 m) wide and weighing around 25 tons. The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial moundsArchaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC.