Cromlech of Stonehenge

Cromlech of Stonehenge
  

The Cromlech of Stonehenge is a prehistoric stone structure. A cromlech is a circular structure formed by menhirs, conical huge blocks with spindle shape. It consists of large blocks of sandstone located in four concentric circles.
The whole is surrounded by a ditch, where stands a patch. It is not known for what it was used, but was supposed to be with any religious or funerary reason, or as astronomical observatory to predict the seasons. Burials were found.
Some sources say that belongs to the late Neolithic. However, there are others sources that say it belongs to the Bronze Age. It dates from about 2000 before Christ.
The Prehistoric Art begins with the Stone Age: Paleolithic and Neolithic. In the Stone Age are used, as the name says, stones, carved in Paleolithic and polished in Neolithic. Comprises from about 1.2 million years ago until 1000 before Christ. It follows the Age of Metals.


            In conclusion, this stone structure is one of the most impressive of Prehistory. There will always be the question of how these prehistoric men could raise such heavy stones.
It is located near Amesbury in Wiltshire, England.

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