- Feb 2012
Bear in mind that Stonehenge and surrounding ritual monuments were abandoned in the early Bronze Age. Not until the 1600's were such sites looked at with any scholarly interest, used mostly for available stone, although Stonehenge was remote enough to survive. Further, Stonehenge was rescued from decay from the 1800's onward. We're lucky the site is as complete as it is today. The problem is that the religion that used Stonehenge left no mark on history despite its apparent importance and spread, thus we have had two centuries of intense speculation. Perhaps our contemporary archeologists are getting close to the truth - but then, every generation thought so too.