Stonehenge bluestones may have been local

Legend says that the bluestones of Stonehenge were transported from a quarry in Wales to the site on the Salisbury Plain, but a new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science shows that the stones may actually have come from a site only three kilometres from the structure.

The study looked at the chemistry of the bluestones and asked non-archaeologists to match the appearance of the Stonehenge rocks with those in the quarry. "We're trying to discover the source of the stones so archaeologists can excavate sites in order to see if they can find evidence for people working the source stones," said Dr Richard Bevins of National Museum of Wales.