BLUESTONE MAGIC: A guide to the Prehistoric Monuments of West Wales
By ROBIN HEATH
From the Back Cover:
Welcome to Bluestone Country!
The largely ruinous collection of dolmens, standing stones, stone rows and circles scattered over the Preseli landscape seems not to have anything to say to us today. The megalithic imprint on the land appears to have no bearing on modern life. Archaeologists have catalogued and dated the monuments over the past few centuries, but the big questions remain unanswered: why were so many megalithic structures built and what were they for? why were they located where they were?
Almost a century ago a geological scientist identified that many of the bluestones at Stonehenge had originated from the Preseli Hills. Were these stones really carried over 250 miles, and, if so, why?
This guide enables our megalithic heritage to communicate with us, often in astonishing ways. Sites come alive and are seen to relate to the sun and moon at key dates in the calendar while some are geometrically linked to others, often miles apart. Even more remarkable is the evidence that these shapes, 1000 years older than Stonehenge, exert a continuing influence over social and cultural changes here, in the land of the bluestones.
About Robin Heath:
Previously Head of Department of Coleg Ceredigion, Robin Heath has a science degree and was previously a research and development engineer in the electronics industry, prior to a 15 year career as Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Engineering. Now an internationally published author on the subject of ancient science, he is well known and widely respected on the UK lecture circuit and has recently been awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship within the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. An active researcher, the author also undertakes weekend site instruction in archaeoastronomy for Sky & Landscape, and has been consultant for several television documentaries and to Ouroboros Educational Trust. Other details are available at www.robinheath.info