Others believed the markings appearing in rocks all across New England were "the action of the roots of trees." For decades nothing at all was thought of them.As any New Englander can tell you, the entire northeast is strewn with large chunks of striated stone material left from the last era of glacial recession.Much of the archaeology in recent years has been based upon the assumption that Neolithic Age man had a reason for transporting bluestones all the way from west Wales to Stonehenge and the technical capacity to do it.
But using modern observing tools, researchers recently found and tracked two distant stars as they lined up almost perfectly.Though the stars were thousands of light-years apart, measuring how the more distant star appeared to skirt the oncoming object allowed researchers from Canada and the U. to obtain an accurate estimate of the nearer star’s mass, providing astronomers with crucial insights into a star’s lifecycle. The technique is called gravitational lensing, and its application dates all the way back to 1919, when a solar eclipse occasioned the observation of stars shifting position in the sky as their light passed through the sun’s gravitational field.For the first time, astronomers have measured the mass of a star by observing the way its mass deforms light passing by it.It’s an observation that Einstein predicted but thought could never actually happen, due to the incredibly precise alignment between distant astronomical objects it entails.Sometime in the late 1600s or early 1700s, early American colonists began discovering and utilizing underground "root cellars" made of large, but manageable pieces of dressed stone as storage houses for food stuffs.
Many also had carefully crafted openings in their roofs which allowed a small amount of light to pass through to the interiors.
Through standard petrographical techniques combined with sophisticated chemical analysis of samples from Stonehenge and north Pembrokeshire using laser ablation induction coupled mass spectrometry at Aberystwyth University, they have matched one particular rhyolite to an area north of the Mynydd Preseli range, in the vicinity of Pont Saeson.
The Bluestones are a distinctive set of stones that form the inner circle and inner horseshoe of Stonehenge.
Site Name: Craig Rhosyfelin Alternative Name: Pont Saeson rock outcrop, One of the likely sources of Stonehenge bluestones, Craig Rhos-y-Felin Country: Wales County: Pembrokeshire Type: Rock Outcrop Nearest Town: Cardigan Nearest Village: Crosswell Map Ref: SN11653614Latitude: 51.991686N Longitude: 4.74468WCondition: Image: Craig Rhosyfelin submitted by Blingo_von_Trumpenstein Pinpointed in new research as a possible source of one group of the Stonehenge bluestones.
Their source has long been a subject of fascination and considerable controversy.
One excellent example is in what the Bible says about Abraham.