the ancients

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

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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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