Sarsen Stones of Stonehenge

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Science  21 Apr 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3460, pp. 1216-1222
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3460.1216


A route via Lockeridge and the Avon Valley, involving a slide down the chalk escarpment, is postulated for the sarsen stones of Stonehenge. The transportation problem would have been greatly simplified if the stones had been relayed from point to point over snow or slush during successive winters. Markings on the stones hitherto undescribed are interpreted.