ca. 2550 - 1600 BCE.
Circle is 97’ in diameter; trilithons approx. 24’ high.
From Smarthistory.com: "Stonehenge, on Salisbury plain in England, is one of the most recognizable monuments of the Neolithic world and one of the most popular, with over one million visitors a year. People come to see Stonehenge because it is so impossibly big and so impossibly old; some are searching for a connection with a prehistoric past; some come to witness the workings of a massive astrological observatory. The people living in the fourth millennium BC who began work on Stonehenge were contemporary with the first dynasties of Ancient Egypt, and their efforts predate the building of the Pyramids. What they created has endured millennia and still intrigues us today."
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Watch these videos:
1. Consider what we have been talking about re: the specific characteristics of the right and left brain and how this relates to art-making. Can this concept be related to the construction of Stonehenge? Explain.
2. What are some of the possible theories that exist to explain the construction of Stonehenge?
3. What is a henge?