Anthony DeBarrows Hum 110/ MW/ 12:30-1:45 Professor Davies-Morris 2-15-09 Stonehenge The Paleolithic monument Stonehenge has baffled scientists mind for years and years. No one seems to know who made it or how exactly it was constructed. For the longest time, and some people even to this day, it was believed to have been a massive construction project of the Druid people. However, this theory has been recently put to silence when scientists ran a series of Carbon dating tests on the rocks it is comprised of. The tests show that the time which Stonehenge was made and when the druids inhabited the land were actually hundreds of years apart. Therefore it is pretty clear the druids had no influence whatsoever in the creation of Stonehenge. The rock that Stonehenge was made from is many times stronger than granite. It is a rock called Sarson and it is found in some hills just a few miles from the location of Stonehenge. Each immense slab of stone stands twenty feet tall and each stone on top was built with an extremely gradual curve in it to accommodate the circular position in which Stonehenge would be erected. When complete, these vast Sarsonstones of Stonehenge were used to predict anything dealing with the cosmos. From mapping star patterns to predicting sunsets, sunrises, lunar paths, and eclipses, the mystery that is Stonehenge will forever be more than just an ancient pile of rocks sitting in a field; it will be a landmark for our past and motivation for the future.