27 October 2011
A detailed survey of every stone that makes up Stonehenge using the latest technology, including a new scanner
on loan from Z+F UK that has never before been used on a heritage project in this country, has resulted in the
most accurate digital model ever produced of the world-famous monument.
With resolution level as high as 0.5mm in many areas, every nook and cranny of the stones' surfaces is revealed
with utmost clarity, including the lichens, Bronze Age carvings, erosion patterns and Victorian graffiti. Most
surprisingly, initial assessment of the survey has suggested that the 'grooves' resulting from stone dressing
on some sarsen stones (the standing stones) appear to be divided into sections, perhaps with different teams of
Neolithic builders working on separate areas.
A first glimpse of the model along with further information can be seen here.