New Discovery Solves a Mystery of Stonehenge

Archaeology, geology, geography, engineering and a dash of mythology to kick off your Wednesday? A definite “Brain Popcorn”-type post from the folks at National Geographic!

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New findings have shed light on how some of Stonehenge’s monoliths were extracted and transported. (Nat Geo News)

Use our resources to learn more about stone quarries, or test yourself on your knowledge of Stonehenge with today’s 5-question Quick Quiz.

Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s quick quiz and MapMaker Interactive map.

The large sandstone sarsens dominate this gorgeous image of Stonehenge at sunset. Photograph by Kenneth Geiger, National Geographic The large sandstone sarsens dominate this gorgeous image of Stonehenge at sunset.
Photograph by Kenneth Geiger, National Geographic

Discussion Ideas

This lovely diagram of Stonehenge shows the central circular bluestone configuration in blue. Illustration by Adamsan, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0 This lovely diagram of Stonehenge shows the central circular bluestone configuration in blue.
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