What Science Has Taught Us About Stonehenge

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Over the years, lots of explanations have been proposed as the origin of Stonehenge, including lost technologies, outright magic, and — of course — aliens. What do we actually know about this prehistoric mystery?

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Sources:
History and Construction:
https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/history/
https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/building-stonehenge/
http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/20587/1/Antiquity%202012%20(Stonehenge%20Remodelled).pdf
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311767763_Stonehenge_Amesbury_Wiltshire_-_Chronological_Modelling
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/05/23/stonehenge-wasnt-so-hard-to-build-after-all-archaeologists-disco/
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/retracing-the-footsteps-of-hh-thomas-a-review-of-his-stonehenge-bluestone-provenancing-study/CAD5AD26468F0FF5433BA78B9FECF1FC
https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/D1E66A287D494205D22881CBF1F6DDE8/S0003598X15001775a.pdf/craig-rhos-y-felin-a-welsh-bluestone-megalith-quarry-for-stonehenge.pdf
https://www.livescience.com/62619-did-glaciers-carry-stonehenge-bluestones.html
https://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/anthropology-and-archaeology/archaeology-general/stonehenge#1
https://d.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/text/geoffrey-of-monmouth-arthurian-passages-from-the-history-of-the-kings-of-britain
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016787815000899

Dead and Burials:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-28969-8
http://dro.dur.ac.uk/5849/1/5849.pdf
http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1474049/1/Dead%20of%20Stonehenge%20Antiquity%20final%20version.pdf
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-11421593
https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/our-work/explore-stonehenge-landscape

Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stonehenge_Cremation.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stonehenge_phase_one.jpg