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Stonehenge: Welsh Dimension.

Welsh geologist Dr Herbert Thomas was the man who invented the "human transport myth". For many years he worked for the Geological Survey in Wales, and he was official petrographer to King George V. He died in 1935.

Prof Richard Atkinson was Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University between 1958 and 1983. He was a highly influential figure in British archaeology, and in his book "Stonehenge" he enthusiastically promoted the idea that both the sarsen stones and the bluestones had been hauled great distances by the builders of the monument.

Prof Geoffrey Wainwright is from the Tenby area and is president of the Society of Antiquaries. He was chief archaeologist at English Heritage and is still chairman of Wessex Archaeology. He is one of the originators of the "healing stones" theory which was enthusiastically promoted in a recent BBC Timewatch documentary.

Scientists in Wales who have contributed to the greater understanding of the Irish Sea Glacier and its eastern extent are Prof Nick Stephens of Swansea University, Dr Alun Hubbard of Aberystwyth University and Prof David Bowen of Cardiff University.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Dec 26, 2008
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