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Stonehenge Joseph Woods 8th grade research Miss Markle 1-22-99 Stone Hedge is a very complicated structure witch is located in England Stone Hedge has many myths legends and questions surrounding its uses and origin In this report it goes over the probabilities for the uses of Stone Hedge Also it gives reasons why or why not it could have been used for that reason Plus it gives a brief history about when and who built it Stone Hedge is an elaborate circular formation mainly large blue stone and tertiary sandstone It is located about eight miles north of Sabsbury Witshire witch is in England The outer ring of fifty-six stone holes is known as the Aubrey holes These rings have holes were stones once where but have disappeared Each hole is about four feet deep and about six feet in diameter These stones and the Heel stone where constructed around 1800bc in the Late Neolithic period Excavations between 1940 and 1961 suggested that Stonehenge was not built all at once but in three stages These are Stonehenge I II and III The third is broken down into three parts these are IIIa IIIb and IIIc The first stones put into place where the Aubery stone and the Heel stone Also built with these was a large mound of dirt around the out side of the Aubery stones This circle has a diameter of three hundred twenty feet It has one opening of thirty-five feet wide in the northeast side facing the Heel stone There are many different ideas as to why Stone Hendge was constructed such as a solar temple a lunar observatory a place of healing and others witch is not based on scientific evidence such as
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