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Anomalous Mineralogy of Stonehenge...

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posted on Jan, 14 2006 @ 04:10 PM
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I've been doing some reading on the mineralogy of Stonehenge. It is commonly assumed that the suite of stones were excavated in the UK, albeit many kilometers from the site.

Yet no actual scientific proof of this exists. Nothing that can match stone-to-quarry-hole.

We know that Stonehenge is a lunar cycle computer thanks to Gerald Hawkins and others.

NASA used it as the beginning and ending shots for a documentary on the Apollo moon program.

Consider the following from R.A. Ixer, School of Earth Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston UK:



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.


This precise suite of igneous stones (dolerites, and rhyolite-ignimbrites) is found on the Moon.

Could Stonehenge be a Monument made from lunar materials by an ancient spacefaring civilization? If made from terrestrial materials only, it still represents a mineralogically accurate model of lunar cycles and geology- incorporating knowledge impossible to obtain without having gone there.

[edit on 14-1-2006 by Chakotay]




posted on Jan, 15 2006 @ 11:38 AM
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I thought that the big stones were carved from a material called Welsh Blue and were so named cos they come from wales?

I remember some TV programme that showed how the got the stones from the hills of wales to Sailsbury.



posted on Jan, 15 2006 @ 02:08 PM
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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.



posted on Jan, 15 2006 @ 02:22 PM
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Originally posted by Chakotay
This precise suite of igneous stones (dolerites, and rhyolite-ignimbrites) is found on the Moon.



That's quite a thought, Chakotay. Since no-one really can pin down the actual builders of Stonehenge, it certainly is up for grabs. I've read quite a bit about the Grooved Ware People and their expertise, but it is still merely speculation at this point as well.

It'll be interesting to see what the reaction will be from the more scientifically prone members on this issue.

There is plenty of information within the worlds legends which promote the idea of space faring by the ancients. A quick search through ATS provides lots of threads dedicated to the idea, so I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss it out of hand.

Interesting twist on an age-old mystery

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posted on Jan, 15 2006 @ 03:44 PM
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Um, Chakotay Kubrick didnt keep the secret of the monoliths.

Arthur C Clarke wrote the stories and their sequals, 2001, 2010, 2061 and 3001in which he outlined the purpose of the moniliths as evolution accelerators for promising species.



posted on Jan, 15 2006 @ 04:18 PM
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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.


Kubrick may have taken some secrets with him to the grave, but the meaning of his monoliths was not one of them.

The first monolith to appear in the movie was placed there by ET's to implement and direct changes in the hominids that occupied Earth at at time. These changes were not really spelled out in the movie, but Clarke also published a book. The book had the monolith sort of hypnotizing the australopithecines, making them do fine detail work (fine for them) like tying blades of grass into knots. It also showed them scenes of hominid life they'd never seen before, like fat, sassy australopithicines sitting around having leisure time, things like hunting and killing game, etc. The book also implied without stating it that the monolith was simultaneously altering their DNA. In other words, Kubrick was asserting that the early hominids had been directed in their development by ETs.

The second monolith, found buried in a crater on the moon, was sort of an alarm. It sent a signal to a relay near Jupiter as the first sunlight struck it in 4 million years. The alarm was set to indicate to the ETs when Man had at last advanced to the point where he could reach the Moon, and find the monolith buried there. This monolith had been "marked" by a huge anomalous magnetic field, and humans were able to detect the field and thus wonder what was generating it.

The alarm signal was detected by humans as well, and tracked. An investigation ensued, you know the story.
On one of Jupiter's moons (Iapetus?), Dave Bowman encountered another monolith, this one gigantic, which, when he approached in his shuttle, inverted and became a huge hole, which he flew into.

The rest of the movie was pure allegory (all of it was, really, but the last part had not even the slightest grounding in reality.)
For one interpretation (probably the most common) of this allegory go to the following site and play the amusing 4 part flash presentation there.

www.kubrick2001.com...

Harte



posted on Jan, 15 2006 @ 04:42 PM
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Could Stonehenge be a Monument made from lunar materials by an ancient spacefaring civilization?


So they could get to the moon, but they built stone monuments? Ummm doubtfull. Surely there would be more left over than some rocks in a circle, like, ohhh I dont know.... a rocket? Rome could have brought the rocks there. Who knows. From the moon, though? ummm... errrr.....




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