the ancients

avebury megalithic complex. henge and stones circles. profane domestic activity made sacred.

avebury megalithic complex. henge and stones circles. dated to around 2500 bce, however recent investigations suggest a much earlier origins for this massive complex in the monumental elaboration of an early neolithic domestic timber house memorialised first by a square

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avebury megalithic complex. henge and stones circles. profane domestic activity made sacred.

avebury megalithic complex. henge and stones circles. dated to around 2500 bce, however recent investigations suggest a much earlier origins for this massive complex in the monumental elaboration of an early neolithic domestic timber house memorialised first by a square

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avebury henge and stone circles. domestic house origins.

avebury henge and stone circles. the henge 420m across contains the largest extant stone circles in europe being 330m in diameter a massive monument created during the 3rd millennium bc. recent geophysical and GPR explorations suggest its origins lie in

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avebury henge and stone circles. domestic house origins.

avebury henge and stone circles. the henge 420m across contains the largest extant stone circles in europe being 330m in diameter a massive monument created during the 3rd millennium bc. recent geophysical and GPR explorations suggest its origins lie in

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alan sorrell’s reconstruction of avebury henge and circles

alan ernest sorrell (11 february 1904 – 21 december 1974) was an english artist and writer best remembered for his archaeological illustrations, sorrell’s postcard stonehenge

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alan sorrell’s reconstruction of avebury henge and circles

alan ernest sorrell (11 february 1904 – 21 december 1974) was an english artist and writer best remembered for his archaeological illustrations, sorrell’s postcard stonehenge

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west kennet avenue. avebury. the sarsen stones

west kennet avenue. avebury. the sarsen stones used average about 3 metres high. they appear to have been selected for their shape; some are long and cylindrical, while others are broad and often triangular in shape. generally, stones of the

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west kennet avenue. avebury. the sarsen stones

west kennet avenue. avebury. the sarsen stones used average about 3 metres high. they appear to have been selected for their shape; some are long and cylindrical, while others are broad and often triangular in shape. generally, stones of the

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significant sarson stones west kennet avenue.

, significant sarson stones west kennet avenue. the anamorphic stone is one of the many significant stones making up the avenue, the processional route from the sanctuary and avebury henge and circles. undoubtably chosen for their shape and surface features

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significant sarson stones west kennet avenue.

, significant sarson stones west kennet avenue. the anamorphic stone is one of the many significant stones making up the avenue, the processional route from the sanctuary and avebury henge and circles. undoubtably chosen for their shape and surface features

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silbury hill avebury.

silbury hill avebury. during the late neolithic and early bronze age, the landscape around west kennet long barrow was subject to the widespread construction of ceremonial monuments, among them the avebury henge and stone circles, the west kennet avenue, the

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silbury hill avebury.

silbury hill avebury. during the late neolithic and early bronze age, the landscape around west kennet long barrow was subject to the widespread construction of ceremonial monuments, among them the avebury henge and stone circles, the west kennet avenue, the

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west kennet long barrow.

west kennet long barrow. after the first burials in around 3725-70 BCE it was again reused between 3620 and 3240 BCE as a burial space, receiving both human and animal remains over a period of several centuries. various flint tools

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west kennet long barrow.

west kennet long barrow. after the first burials in around 3725-70 BCE it was again reused between 3620 and 3240 BCE as a burial space, receiving both human and animal remains over a period of several centuries. various flint tools

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west kennet long barrow.

west kennet long barrow. built out of earth, local sarsen megaliths, and oolitic limestone imported from the cotswolds, the long barrow consisted of a sub-rectangular earthen tumulus enclosed by kerb-stones. Its precise date of construction is not known. although the

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west kennet long barrow.

west kennet long barrow. built out of earth, local sarsen megaliths, and oolitic limestone imported from the cotswolds, the long barrow consisted of a sub-rectangular earthen tumulus enclosed by kerb-stones. Its precise date of construction is not known. although the

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possible stone row. gloucester cathedral .

possible stone row. gloucester cathedral . rethinking our (henry|seaton) installation in the garth of gloucester cathedral in the light of recent work. these cast concrete pieces were seen as ‘the critical ante-chambers containing material that appears both ancient and modern… it takes the shape of a criciform with its northern ‘transept’ truncated and set againt the ‘monks lavatory’ in the north walk cloisters. this emulates the layout of the cathedral proper with its unequal transepts, but with the direction of the ‘nave’ reflected from east to west. the death of objects suggested in the construction of the work, their strange resemblance to sarcophagus makes their siting within the common ground of the cathedral and close to its once daily bodily functions emphasises the juxtapostion between the sacred and profane contained within the work-in-progress-chamber

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possible stone row. gloucester cathedral .

possible stone row. gloucester cathedral . rethinking our (henry|seaton) installation in the garth of gloucester cathedral in the light of recent work. these cast concrete pieces were seen as ‘the critical ante-chambers containing material that appears both ancient and modern… it takes the shape of a criciform with its northern ‘transept’ truncated and set againt the ‘monks lavatory’ in the north walk cloisters. this emulates the layout of the cathedral proper with its unequal transepts, but with the direction of the ‘nave’ reflected from east to west. the death of objects suggested in the construction of the work, their strange resemblance to sarcophagus makes their siting within the common ground of the cathedral and close to its once daily bodily functions emphasises the juxtapostion between the sacred and profane contained within the work-in-progress-chamber

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stripple stone. circle and henge. bodmin.

stripple stone. circle and henge. bodmin. another extraordinary stone at this unique circlehenge on hawkstor moor bodmin. looking at its internal face with (i think) louden hill and brown willy on its horizon. does its top edge mirror these important prehistoric landscapes. the german word is more descriptive – landshaft – meaning land shape. the notches and creases of the beautifully shaped stone lining up here with the land-shape features both near and far ?-shape-henge-landscape

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stripple stone. circle and henge. bodmin.

stripple stone. circle and henge. bodmin. another extraordinary stone at this unique circlehenge on hawkstor moor bodmin. looking at its internal face with (i think) louden hill and brown willy on its horizon. does its top edge mirror these important prehistoric landscapes. the german word is more descriptive – landshaft – meaning land shape. the notches and creases of the beautifully shaped stone lining up here with the land-shape features both near and far ?-shape-henge-landscape

more at montagecity.com

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stripple stones circle henge. bodmin.

stripple stones circle henge. bodmin. the full story of its restoration can be found here:

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stripple stones circle henge. bodmin.

stripple stones circle henge. bodmin. the full story of its restoration can be found here:

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recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.

recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.
a geophysical survey was conducted, recently, around the bryn celli ddu chambered tomb exposing evidence of a cairn cemetery. the 5,000-year-old tomb, a complex dating from the neolithic through to early bronze age, was also found to include the at least four burial cairns and a cluster of prehistoric pits with pottery deposits, worked flint, and tools. its relationship to the summer equinox was tested confirming that the main passage focuses the light along its length and illuminating the entire polygonal stone chamber.

in addition 8 new cupmarked rock art on associated outcrops have been identified, using 3d scanning techniques. a dumbbell motif surrounded by singular cup-marks, cup-marks in close formation, possibly in the form of a rosette and one with a large cup-mark

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recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.

recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.
a geophysical survey was conducted, recently, around the bryn celli ddu chambered tomb exposing evidence of a cairn cemetery. the 5,000-year-old tomb, a complex dating from the neolithic through to early bronze age, was also found to include the at least four burial cairns and a cluster of prehistoric pits with pottery deposits, worked flint, and tools. its relationship to the summer equinox was tested confirming that the main passage focuses the light along its length and illuminating the entire polygonal stone chamber.

in addition 8 new cupmarked rock art on associated outcrops have been identified, using 3d scanning techniques. a dumbbell motif surrounded by singular cup-marks, cup-marks in close formation, possibly in the form of a rosette and one with a large cup-mark

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a project for a small monument. architectural colour

  a project for a small monument. architectural colour. there’s is not much conclusive evidence the early monuments used colour, however a mesolithic painting kit was discovered in south africa preparing red and yellow ochre, complete with brushes mixing pots

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a project for a small monument. architectural colour

  a project for a small monument. architectural colour. there’s is not much conclusive evidence the early monuments used colour, however a mesolithic painting kit was discovered in south africa preparing red and yellow ochre, complete with brushes mixing pots

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hurlers stone circles

the hurlers three stone circles set on a gently south facing slope in open moorland which has been extensively scarred by mining and quarrying. norden, was the first to record the hurlers in 1584, although he did not realise that

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hurlers stone circles

the hurlers three stone circles set on a gently south facing slope in open moorland which has been extensively scarred by mining and quarrying. norden, was the first to record the hurlers in 1584, although he did not realise that

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tregaseal stone circle

tregaseal stone circle complex the stone circle at tregeseal now stands alone on the gentle slopes of truthwall common to the south of the rocky outcrop carn kenidjack but originally it was part of a ritual complex comprising two and

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tregaseal stone circle

tregaseal stone circle complex the stone circle at tregeseal now stands alone on the gentle slopes of truthwall common to the south of the rocky outcrop carn kenidjack but originally it was part of a ritual complex comprising two and

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chûn quoit

chûn quoit is one of a small group of similar monuments kept largely to penwith, though there are two or three further east in cornwall. also found  in wales, ireland and brittany. such sites are discoed as chambered tombs or portal dolmens,

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chûn quoit

chûn quoit is one of a small group of similar monuments kept largely to penwith, though there are two or three further east in cornwall. also found  in wales, ireland and brittany. such sites are discoed as chambered tombs or portal dolmens,

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pentre ifan. pembrokeshire.

  pentre ifan. pembrokeshire. skeletal remains of a neolithic tomb typical of the type of tomb where our ancestors buried their dead. it is suggested this is bare bones of a burial chamber that would originally have been covered with

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pentre ifan. pembrokeshire.

  pentre ifan. pembrokeshire. skeletal remains of a neolithic tomb typical of the type of tomb where our ancestors buried their dead. it is suggested this is bare bones of a burial chamber that would originally have been covered with

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boscawen-un stone circle

boscawen-un This stone circle is actually an ellipse (24.9 x 21.9m) with the longer axis orientated NW – SE. The stones are graded in height towards the west. thom classified this ring as a type b flattened circle, suggesting it

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boscawen-un stone circle

boscawen-un This stone circle is actually an ellipse (24.9 x 21.9m) with the longer axis orientated NW – SE. The stones are graded in height towards the west. thom classified this ring as a type b flattened circle, suggesting it

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cumbrian cup-marked panels

a new group of cup-marked (cupules) panels have came to light recently (2015) that lie within a region defined as the cumbria high fells (natural england, 2010). kate e. sharpe of the department of archaeology, durham university, outlines here the

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cumbrian cup-marked panels

a new group of cup-marked (cupules) panels have came to light recently (2015) that lie within a region defined as the cumbria high fells (natural england, 2010). kate e. sharpe of the department of archaeology, durham university, outlines here the

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neolithic long carn or barrow. chaple carn brea west penwith.

neolithic long carn or barrow. chaple carn brea west penwith. the last high point before the western sea board and the site of much prehistory – heavily populated by a range of neolithic and bronze age long and round barrows entrance graves and carns. it is an important ceremonial site in view of the atlantic with many of its sites unexcavated. comprises an elongated stony mound, oriented NNW to SSE, situated on a crest above a slight southern slope. It is 26m long and varies between 5.0m and 6.0m wide. within this width comprises a flattened mound of small tightly packed stones, which at the northern end broadens to 3.2m. seven earthfast stones occur at irregular intervals by the edge of the flat mound and again towards the perimeter of the mound. these average between 0.1m to 0.3m but one of two leaning stones is 0.9m high. there are at least seventeen displaced blocks or slabs averaging 1.0m long and 0.7m wide on the mound and around its perimeter, but with no obvious sockets to confirm that they are part of a displaced kerb. one of the most interesting features is the way it incorporates a large 15m horizontal outcrop. initially level with the stone mound, this now rises 1.7m above it and at the southern end is 3.0m above the present ground level. along its axis small stones have been packed against and into its crevices. probably important before the carn was built, these outcrops have had their meaning and myths transferred to the barrow to enhance its status and presence in this ceremonial landscape

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neolithic long carn or barrow. chaple carn brea west penwith.

neolithic long carn or barrow. chaple carn brea west penwith. the last high point before the western sea board and the site of much prehistory – heavily populated by a range of neolithic and bronze age long and round barrows entrance graves and carns. it is an important ceremonial site in view of the atlantic with many of its sites unexcavated. comprises an elongated stony mound, oriented NNW to SSE, situated on a crest above a slight southern slope. It is 26m long and varies between 5.0m and 6.0m wide. within this width comprises a flattened mound of small tightly packed stones, which at the northern end broadens to 3.2m. seven earthfast stones occur at irregular intervals by the edge of the flat mound and again towards the perimeter of the mound. these average between 0.1m to 0.3m but one of two leaning stones is 0.9m high. there are at least seventeen displaced blocks or slabs averaging 1.0m long and 0.7m wide on the mound and around its perimeter, but with no obvious sockets to confirm that they are part of a displaced kerb. one of the most interesting features is the way it incorporates a large 15m horizontal outcrop. initially level with the stone mound, this now rises 1.7m above it and at the southern end is 3.0m above the present ground level. along its axis small stones have been packed against and into its crevices. probably important before the carn was built, these outcrops have had their meaning and myths transferred to the barrow to enhance its status and presence in this ceremonial landscape

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solid-state memory device.

the top half of this image is the pitted surface of the capstone of din lligwy dolmen, anglesea. it is a neolithic burial chamber, an eight-stone circle of stones capped by an enormous 25 tonne squared capstone.its top surface pitted with deep

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solid-state memory device.

the top half of this image is the pitted surface of the capstone of din lligwy dolmen, anglesea. it is a neolithic burial chamber, an eight-stone circle of stones capped by an enormous 25 tonne squared capstone.its top surface pitted with deep

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thinking about aristotle

for marx as it is for aristotle, praxis is non-instrumental, non-predictive, and non-explanatory knowledge: a form of prudence, guiding one to act in concrete moral, ethical and historical situations according to principles that are both universal and concrete. revolutionary action is seen

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thinking about aristotle

for marx as it is for aristotle, praxis is non-instrumental, non-predictive, and non-explanatory knowledge: a form of prudence, guiding one to act in concrete moral, ethical and historical situations according to principles that are both universal and concrete. revolutionary action is seen

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callanish stones. the moon, sun, land and sea.

it is thought the erection of the first stones at callanish I (tursachan calanais) began around 3000bc. the construction started with the tallest, central monolith, [burl suggests as a navigational aid] and then is encompassed by a flattened circle of

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callanish stones. the moon, sun, land and sea.

it is thought the erection of the first stones at callanish I (tursachan calanais) began around 3000bc. the construction started with the tallest, central monolith, [burl suggests as a navigational aid] and then is encompassed by a flattened circle of

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carnstabba logan stone

paint-work. oil and mixed media onto board.120cmx180cm logan stones are called such for their ability to move in relation to the tor or grounder of which it is associated. this might, as is the case of the stone at treen

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carnstabba logan stone

paint-work. oil and mixed media onto board.120cmx180cm logan stones are called such for their ability to move in relation to the tor or grounder of which it is associated. this might, as is the case of the stone at treen

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pytheas journey to britain ca 325BC

pytheas lived in the greek colony of massilia (near present-day marseilles, france), and documented his seaward exploration of northwest europe in on the ocean, a work which was cited by later authors such as strabo and pliny the elder. prior

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pytheas journey to britain ca 325BC

pytheas lived in the greek colony of massilia (near present-day marseilles, france), and documented his seaward exploration of northwest europe in on the ocean, a work which was cited by later authors such as strabo and pliny the elder. prior

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