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Stonehenge
Stonehenge,ocatedontheSalisburyPlaininEngland,is oneofthebestknownmonu-mentsof theancientworld.Itis alargecircularsettingof largestandingstonesandcomprisesanarea 320feetndiameter.Aroundthestoness alowbankandaroundt abroken shallowditchormoat.InsidethebankaretwoshallowcircularditchescalledtheNorthBarrorvandtheSouthBarrow;however,heyarenotactuallybarrows,orprehistoricgrave mounds.Alsoaspartoftheplan areanumberofholeswhichhadbeendugupandlaterfilledupwithsoil anddebris.Therearewodifferentkindsofstones.Theverylargestonesarecalledsarsens.MedievalEnglishmencalledthem"sarsenstones"becauseheybelievedthattheSaracens,heirtermforforiignnonbelievers,hadcreatedhem.Thesarsensaremadeoutofsandstone,whichcanbefoundabouttwentymilesnorthofStonehenge.Thesmallerstonesaremadeor doleriteandrhylite,igneouso.k,calledbluestonesecauseoftheirbluishcolor.Thefascinatinghingis thattheserockshavebeenprovedtohavecomefromanareainWalesabout135milesfromStonehenge.The.ruundlandroutetheywouldhavetakenwouldhavemadetheourneyabout240miles.
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2.Whydidn'tStonehengeaveobe"discovered"ike mostofthe artifactstudiedbvarchae-ologists?C)3.showon a timeinethe variousstagesn whichstonehengeasbuilt. (K)4.Earlyworkon Stonehengeasdoneby antiquaries.Comparendcontrastnantiquaryndanarchaeologist.C,AN)5.Accordingoan oldlegend,Merlin,the Wizardof KingArthur'scourt,broughtStonehengebodilyfromIrelandby magic.Writeyourown fantasyabout hecreationfStonehenge.S)6.ln the1950sProfessorstkinson,PiggottandStone nvestigatedtonehenge.heirworkresultedntheadiocarbonatingoftheAubreyHolesnamedfterJohnAubreywhodiscoveredthemntheseventeenthentury)and hediscoveryf mostofthe detailsromwhichthehistoryof Stonehengeasbeenpiecedogether.Thethreemen,however,ugonly inhalfof theareacoveredy themonument.Theyeft theotherhalfalone orfuturearchaeologists.valuatehisdecision.E)
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