Stonehenge is one of the most mysterious monuments in the world, located in England. This very famous building, which you have probably seen pictures of, is made of a number of Sarsen bears (large sandstone) that are stacked in the shape of a gate. Scientists have been trying for centuries to figure out where these large rocks came from, and this is the biggest mystery about Stonehenge.
Now a team of researchers led by David Nash of the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom has found the answer to a long-standing question about the origin of large rocks in Stonehenge. The team apparently found traces of the rocks in an area called Westwoods in a town called Wiltshire, which is about 24 miles from Stonehenge.
David Nash is the lead author of an article about this building published this week in the journal Scientific Advancement. With the help of geochemical data, the team showed that of the 52 rocks used at Stonehenge, 50 had the same chemical composition and apparently came from the same source.
Scientists used a sample taken from the center of one of the boulders in 1985 to trace the origins of Stonehenge. They also examined the stones at their site. The data then acted as a kind of fingerprint, and the researchers found that the bears in Stonehenge matched the specific geology of the rocks in the Westwoods area.
As mentioned earlier, much research has been done on Stonehenge over the centuries, and researchers are constantly making new discoveries about it. Some time ago, scientists discovered that some of the small stones in this building came from Wales. Another study conducted in 2019 also showed that the builders of this building probably used pigs to transport the stones and bring them to this point.
The biggest puzzle about Stonehenge was answered thanks to a recent study by Brighton researchers, but there are still many questions about the building and research is ongoing. According to David Nash, archaeologists and geologists have been trying for four centuries to find the origin of the large rocks of Stonehenge, and now, thanks to a new discovery, it is possible to understand how this building was built and how its stones came to this location. Have been transferred.