HUFFINGTON POST
12/19/2011 09:02 pm ET

Stonehenge Rocks Traveled 160 Miles From Wales, Scientists Say (VIDEO)

Stonehenge has long inspired dreamers, scientists and fake rockers. Now the most proactive members of that trinity (rhymes with bientists) say they've pinpointed the exact quarry site for Stonehenge's inner horseshoe of "bluestone," or non-native, rocks, raised earlier than any others in the structure. The culprit is a rock 160 miles away called Craig Rhos-y-Felin, an outcropping in North Pembrokeshire, Wales that stretches 70 meters long.

The discovery has clarified old questions into new ones: how did the quarried rock get from Wales to England? What was ancient man doing cutting enormous rocks off even more enormous rocks? And (private question): should the Stonehenge rocks be called Craig Rhos-y-Felin Juniors? For a video rundown on the development as well as a primer on how to pronounce "Pembrokeshire" correctly, check out the clip below, courtesy our weird friends at HuffPost Weird.

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