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Unformatted text preview: Megan Emrick ANT S304 8/9/2010 Lab 4(10): The Structure and Function of Stonehenge Thus far in the exploration of Stonehenge, people have relied on scientific evidence as well as historical events to form their own personal answer to the question of why it was formed in the first place and what it was originally used for. Although many ideas exist concerning the origin and purpose of the site, a team of Geologists, Anthropologists and Archaeologists is best equipped to form the most accurate interpretation of this sacred place. Geologists are an important part of this resolution because they are trained to date rocks and minerals, and many of these materials makeup important parts of the structure at Stonehenge. These materials include the bluestone with rhyolite, dolomite, sandstone and ash, sarsen sandstone, and sediment that lines the inner area of ditches and holes surrounding the enclosure. When appropriately tested, these forms of matter can yield dates that tell us a lot about the time at which they were erected. These methods forms of matter can yield dates that tell us a lot about the time at which they were erected....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2010 for the course ANT 81350 taught by Professor Carrieveilleux during the Summer '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Summer '10