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These bluestones, which have been erected as smaller monoliths within the sarsen circle at Stonehenge, comprise 32 spotted or unspotted dolerites (distinctive enough to be called preselite), five altered volcanic ashes, five rhyolite-ignimbrites (tuffs) rhyolites, two micaceous sandstones and a green sandstone, the 'altar stone' (Thorpe et al., 1991). Although Thomas's suggestion of anthropogenic selection and transport of the bluestones found and still finds favour with the majority of archaeologists the hetereogeneity of the 45 bluestones has to be explained. This problem was addressed by the Open University archaeo-geology team, led by Richard Thorpe and Olwen Williams-Thorpe and Graham Jenkins, who in the late 1980s, were allowed by English Heritage to sample 11 dolerites and four rhyolite/tuffs from in situ bluestone monoliths at Stonehenge for geochemical and petrographical analyses.
Originally posted by Chakotay
This precise suite of igneous stones (dolerites, and rhyolite-ignimbrites) is found on the Moon.
Originally posted by twitchy
This brings to mind the odd monoliths featured in Stanley Kubrick's 2001, the first one they found in the film was on the moon. Odd cooincidence, and the meaning of those monoliths is a secret which Kubrick took to his grave.
Could Stonehenge be a Monument made from lunar materials by an ancient spacefaring civilization?