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Rolling a 4-ton stone some 200 miles from a Welsh quarry to the site that the world now knows as Stonehenge would have been a daunting enough challenge for even the hardiest of Neolithic-era laborers. There have been any number of explanations offered - the most recent coming last week when a University of Exeter archeology student suggested that wooden ball bearings balls placed in grooved wooden tracks would have facilitated the movement of the massive stone slabs.
Engineer Garry Lavin, who also happens to be a former BBC presenter, is making the case that giant wicker baskets were deployed by the locals to roll the boulders all that way.
"I always thought that dragging these huge stones was physically impossible because of the friction on the surface," Lavin told the Daily Mail. "The key thing is the technology was always there around them....Woven structures were everywhere at the time, there are even wells which they have discovered were full with woven basketwork. It's just taking that technology and using it in a new way. It is not without some foundation. It was staring us in the face the whole time."
Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by sQeptiQ
So a stargate then? nah it would require much more tecnology to be impicated into the design
They would have to clear a path the size of a highway to roll all the stones from where they came from to where they are going. The ground would need to be hard but not hard enough to crush the wicker. To soft and the stones would sink remember they are several tonnage, If this did happen and it took 10 to 20 or more years to move the stones.
Would you not think that there would be a road that would have bin carved out and still in place to this day ?
If it was this simple then there would also be a path that showed where the stones were rolled through.
This path should be visible through aerial photography even after all of this time that has passed.