Aubrey Burl is a British archaeologist most well known for his studies into megalithic monuments and the nature of prehistoric rituals associated with them. Archaeology, archeology, or archæology (from Greek grc ἀρχαιολογία archaiologia – grc ἀρχαῖος archaīos A ritual is a set of actions often thought to have Symbolic value the performance of which is usually prescribed by a Religion or by the Traditions Prior to retirement he was Principal Lecturer in Archaeology, Hull College of Higher Education, East Riding of Yorkshire.
His books include A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany (2000) and The Stonehenge People (1987) and he has also written a biography of the Roman poet Catullus. For persons with a Cognomen "Catulus" see Lutatius Gaius Valerius Catullus (ca
Burl's work has often explored the astronomical roles of many megalithic monuments but he has been cautious of embracing the more tenuous claims of archaeoastronomy. Archaeoastronomy (also spelled archeoastronomy) is the study of how peoples in the past "have understood the phenomena in the sky how they used phenomena
His straightforward approach led him to question what he sees as the over-romanticised view that Stonehenge was built from bluestones hauled by hand from the Preseli Hills in south west Wales to Salisbury Plain. Stonehenge is a Prehistoric Monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about west of Amesbury and north of Salisbury Bluestone is the name given to several stones (1 a feldspathic sandstone in the U Sacred and historic sites Sacred and historic sites of the Preseli Mountains includeBeddyrafanc 51|56|48|N|4|46|25|W|regionGB-PEM_typemountain|display=title}}[[CategoryMountains Salisbury Plain is a Chalk Plateau in central southern England covering. Instead, he argues, the stones were left close to the site by earlier glaciers and then exploited by the monument's builders. "Glacial" and "Glaciation" redirect here For the geological periods see Glacial period.
Others have argued that the bluestones have been traced to only the Preselli Hills through their chemical signature and that they could not have come from elsewhere. Additionally, it was claimed that there was no known glacier with a course linking the hills with Salisbury Plain or a glacier from anywhere that reached far enough south. Salisbury Plain is a Chalk Plateau in central southern England covering. On the other hand, recent research by earth scientists shows that glacier ice reached the Scilly Isles on at least one occasion and that ice which crossed Pembrokeshire did cross the coasts of Somerset and Devon. More information on this: http://www.netcomuk.co.uk/~brianj/bluestones59.html