If you were wandering Salisbury Plain some 3,000 years ago you might have been surprised to find an enormous circle of stones. These would have been arranged as archways with a large central block in the middle and five large arches in the centre. In-between this are smaller marker stones arranged in circle. So, circles within in circles and space for the sun or moonlight to stream through as the seasons change. It is clear that Stonehenge was of the utmost significance to the people who built it. There is still a huge amount that we do not know about this pinnacle of Neolithic construction for example, did it have a roof, what was its purpose and what drove the people that did build it to go to such lengths. Having a roof installed on your property is much easier today, a simple call to a Flat roofing in Evesham company or one local to you will see it installed in no time.
Archaeologist and ancient historians will always say the same thing when you ask them, “it must have been for some ritual purpose”, they will only go on what the archaeological evidence will tell them and as this is generally the discarded rubbish of the people left behind it can’t hope to tell us what those rituals and there purpose were. We many never know but it is a safe bet to see the site as a large calendar. If you consider that back then there was no degree of light pollution as the ancients looked up, they would have been bombarded with bright round lights from the stars. The Moon When Full would have been a spotlight and its waxing and waning must have had a strong effect on them. The Sun at sunrise and sunset must have made a dramatic sight plus seemed like a miracle as it banished the dark.
The stones themselves are not local. They come for the Preseli hills in the South Wales. This is trip of some 170 miles which would take 4 hours today let alone pulling a huge stone without animal help through a landscape that was mostly woodland, but woodland being felled at an incredible rate. It is supposed that these blocks were sailed over the treacherous River Severn and it’s perfectly possible that there are Stones bound for the Henge on the river’s bed. It was then just the short drag of 60 miles to the Henge site. This suggests that there was wider communication between people than we thought, and their organisation skills must have been incredible to get the logistics right.