Their source has long been a subject of fascination and considerable controversy.
Another type of bluestone, the so-called spotted dolerite, was convincingly traced to the Mynydd Preseli area in north Pembrokeshire in the early 1920s However, the sources of the other bluestones - chiefly rhyolites (a type of rock) and the rare sandstones remained, until recently, unknown.
The age of the earth can be estimated by taking the first five days of creation (from earth’s creation to Adam), then following the genealogies from Adam to Abraham in Genesis 5 and 11, then adding in the time from Abraham to today.
Let’s do a rough calculation to show how this works.
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Site Name: Craig Rhosyfelin Alternative Name: Pont Saeson rock outcrop, One of the likely sources of Stonehenge bluestones, Craig Rhos-y-Felin Country: Wales County: Pembrokeshire Type: Rock Outcrop Nearest Town: Cardigan Nearest Village: Crosswell Map Ref: SN11653614Latitude: 51.991686N Longitude: 4.74468WCondition: Image: Craig Rhosyfelin submitted by Blingo_von_Trumpenstein Pinpointed in new research as a possible source of one group of the Stonehenge bluestones.