Stonehenge Theory

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There are many mysteries left by our predecessors, one of them is Stonehenge. There are many theories as to why Stonehenge was built but only some of them are actually believable. Stonehenge is one of England’s most puzzling structures, built on Salisbury plains in England; it has historians, researchers, Scientists and archaeologists very unsure of its actual purpose. Pearson (2012) think’s Stonehenge would have been built around 3100 BC and finished around 1100 BC in three stages; these dates aren’t 100% accurate. Some of these theories are very realistic. For example, there is one that suggests that it was built by ancient astronomers as an astronomical calendar because of the sun’s alignment with the solstices. Another is one found by archaeologists, …show more content…
Hawkins theory of Stonehenge being an astronomical Calender has good evidence such as the alignments of the sun and moon but Hoyle doesn’t agree that the sun hits the heelstone exactly. Mike Parker Pearson’s theory of a burial site for the elite has lots of flaws, for example, he explains what the stones around the heel stone were for but not the heel stone itself. He also doesn’t explain why most of the skeletons found were sickly and that most of them died a long time before Stonehenge first started construction (Vince Gaffney, 2010). The great bells theory could be wrong and the noise the bluestones make when hit could just be a coincidence, they could have been put there for how pretty they looked, although it is a long way to drag heavy rocks. But many Scientists and archaeologists don’t think it is a coincidence, the people who built Stonehenge probably new that the stones made different noises and positioned them there exactly because of that reason. Whatever Stonehenge is one thing is definite, it is a remarkable structure and whatever it was built and used for it will most likely always be shrouded in …show more content…
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