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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 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. 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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avebury henge and stone circle. new finds

View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CChof60Hi2T/ avebury henge and stone circle. 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 explorations suggest its origins

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avebury henge and stone circle. new finds

View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CChof60Hi2T/ avebury henge and stone circle. 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 explorations suggest its origins

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merrivale stone row. blocking stone/ modern menhir. newlyn.

merrivale stone row. blocking stone/ modern menhir. newlyn. rapped and well read. both menhir can be ‘read’ connecting to the wider landscapes a pathway modernmenhir
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merrivale stone row. blocking stone/ modern menhir. newlyn.

merrivale stone row. blocking stone/ modern menhir. newlyn. rapped and well read. both menhir can be ‘read’ connecting to the wider landscapes a pathway modernmenhir
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tabletop dolmen. from beach stones.

tabletop dolmen. from beach stones.
many of the quoits in west cornwall have their capstones supported by four main stones making up the opposing sides with a blocking and back stone completing the enclosure. some now have stones fallen or removed and some have been rebuilt in relatively recent times. the earliest megaliths in cornwall announcing the transition to farming or the hearding of cattle and the onset of neolithic practices. the capstones are seemingly carefully chosen to resemble the tors that surround and are intervisible with them. interestingly many have had beach pepples found within or near them
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tabletop dolmen. from beach stones.

tabletop dolmen. from beach stones.
many of the quoits in west cornwall have their capstones supported by four main stones making up the opposing sides with a blocking and back stone completing the enclosure. some now have stones fallen or removed and some have been rebuilt in relatively recent times. the earliest megaliths in cornwall announcing the transition to farming or the hearding of cattle and the onset of neolithic practices. the capstones are seemingly carefully chosen to resemble the tors that surround and are intervisible with them. interestingly many have had beach pepples found within or near them
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tabletop quoit. dolmen. cromlech.

tabletop quoit. dolmen. cromlech. amongst the earliest megalithic monuments to appear in britain, dolmen or cromlech become part of prehistoric landscape. possible dates are between 5800-6300BP. portable versions available from pebble beaches near you

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tabletop quoit. dolmen. cromlech.

tabletop quoit. dolmen. cromlech. amongst the earliest megalithic monuments to appear in britain, dolmen or cromlech become part of prehistoric landscape. possible dates are between 5800-6300BP. portable versions available from pebble beaches near you

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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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stripple stones circle henge. bodmin moor.

stripple stones circle henge. bodmin moor. this monument has been described as the only circle-henge in south-west england that has many of unique features. the circle was originally ovoid in plan and measured 46.3m by 43.3m. until recently It consisted of only four upright stones and the remains of nine others, most of which have now been re-erected. their height varies from 1.0m to 2.74m unusually tall for stone circles in other parts of cornwall. there is a large centre stone, now recumbent which would have stood about 2.9m high. the stone circle is surrounded by a low fragmentary bank with an internal ditch, the bank 3.0m to 4.5m wide and up to 0.5m high and with an outer diameter probably in the region of 73m by 70m. it also had with a causewayed entrance, 2.7m wide, on the WSW side leading up to two remarkable shaped stones seen in this shot. like most of the circles on bodmin it most likely relates to nearby sacred hills here to hawks tor. also rough tor can be clearly viewed in the near distance-henge
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stripple stones circle henge. bodmin moor.

stripple stones circle henge. bodmin moor. this monument has been described as the only circle-henge in south-west england that has many of unique features. the circle was originally ovoid in plan and measured 46.3m by 43.3m. until recently It consisted of only four upright stones and the remains of nine others, most of which have now been re-erected. their height varies from 1.0m to 2.74m unusually tall for stone circles in other parts of cornwall. there is a large centre stone, now recumbent which would have stood about 2.9m high. the stone circle is surrounded by a low fragmentary bank with an internal ditch, the bank 3.0m to 4.5m wide and up to 0.5m high and with an outer diameter probably in the region of 73m by 70m. it also had with a causewayed entrance, 2.7m wide, on the WSW side leading up to two remarkable shaped stones seen in this shot. like most of the circles on bodmin it most likely relates to nearby sacred hills here to hawks tor. also rough tor can be clearly viewed in the near distance-henge
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stripple stones circle and henge. bodmin moor.

stripple stones circle and henge. bodmin moor. this unusual monument recently underwent something of a revamp. some of it’s possible thirty plus stones have been unearthed and re-erected in their original positions. until then only four of its stone remained upright. the most interesting are what appear to be it’s entrance stones – two large stones carefully shaped as if to offer a window into the henge-circle. the right hand one is shown here-circle
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stripple stones circle and henge. bodmin moor.

stripple stones circle and henge. bodmin moor. this unusual monument recently underwent something of a revamp. some of it’s possible thirty plus stones have been unearthed and re-erected in their original positions. until then only four of its stone remained upright. the most interesting are what appear to be it’s entrance stones – two large stones carefully shaped as if to offer a window into the henge-circle. the right hand one is shown here-circle
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standing with stones 2. foundry lane, china garden/the swordfish inn.

standing with stones #2. foundry lane, china garden/the swordfish inn. pipers 2. part of a proposal to transpose the merry maidens complex of stone circle and outliers to the promenade and town of newlyn. public gardens newlyn art gallery. henry|seaton pipers

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standing with stones 2. foundry lane, china garden/the swordfish inn.

standing with stones #2. foundry lane, china garden/the swordfish inn. pipers 2. part of a proposal to transpose the merry maidens complex of stone circle and outliers to the promenade and town of newlyn. public gardens newlyn art gallery. henry|seaton pipers

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standing stone trink hill.

  View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_zsP0yHXbr/ a single stone on a hillside of unusual stones, stone carns, barrows and a natural stone feature known locally as the grandmothers stone or twelve o’clock rock. trencrom enclosure can be seen on the horizon

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standing stone trink hill.

  View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_zsP0yHXbr/ a single stone on a hillside of unusual stones, stone carns, barrows and a natural stone feature known locally as the grandmothers stone or twelve o’clock rock. trencrom enclosure can be seen on the horizon

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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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prehistoric paint job. painted stone wall at the ness of brodgar.

prehistoric paint job. painted stone wall at the ness of brodgar. evidence now exists of the walls within this ceremonial site were painted in a red ochre and opens up the possibility of other monument having been treated in the same way. most monuments have been exposed to the elements and removed this evidence

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prehistoric paint job. painted stone wall at the ness of brodgar.

prehistoric paint job. painted stone wall at the ness of brodgar. evidence now exists of the walls within this ceremonial site were painted in a red ochre and opens up the possibility of other monument having been treated in the same way. most monuments have been exposed to the elements and removed this evidence

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bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith?

  bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith? an unusual feature of the chamber, is a large free-standing pillar, not tall enough to have supported the roof, cylindrical in shape, and with a rounded top. the markings on the surface strikingly similar

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bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith?

  bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith? an unusual feature of the chamber, is a large free-standing pillar, not tall enough to have supported the roof, cylindrical in shape, and with a rounded top. the markings on the surface strikingly similar

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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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paolozzi’s dead reckoning.

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paolozzi’s dead reckoning.

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kichentable cromlech. project for a small monument.

kichentable cromlech. down side up. project for a small monument. donald judd c1060-1991 . view from above #megalith #microlith #monument #modernprehistory #pastpresent #proppedstone #cromlech #earthfastdolmen #balancingstone #modernarchaeology #sculpture instagram: https://instagr.am/p/B_fMzi5Hxmr/

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kichentable cromlech. project for a small monument.

kichentable cromlech. down side up. project for a small monument. donald judd c1060-1991 . view from above #megalith #microlith #monument #modernprehistory #pastpresent #proppedstone #cromlech #earthfastdolmen #balancingstone #modernarchaeology #sculpture instagram: https://instagr.am/p/B_fMzi5Hxmr/

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bryn celli ddu

bryn celli ddu is a late neolithic passage grave in the european atlantic tradition, excavated and partly restored in 1920s (hemp 1930). it comprises an outer circular stone kerb c. 26m diameter, with an inner stone arc, both of which

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bryn celli ddu

bryn celli ddu is a late neolithic passage grave in the european atlantic tradition, excavated and partly restored in 1920s (hemp 1930). it comprises an outer circular stone kerb c. 26m diameter, with an inner stone arc, both of which

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the mound in the dark grove. anglesey wales

the mound in the dark grove. anglesey wales
bryn celli ddu may be translated as ‘the mound in the dark grove’, and some have speculated that during its time of construction, it was located in a large clearing then surrounded entirely forest. archaeologists have suggested that the original stone circles were set up during the neolithic period, around 3000 bc.

around a thousand years after it was built, it became an ‘entrance grave’ or passage tomb, a type of burial monument found around the irish seaboard.

bryn celli ddu was accurately aligned to coincide with the rising sun on the summer solstices with the rays of light penetrating down the passage way into the burial chamber. this connects if firmly in the tradition of the irish passage graves notably new grange with its ‘letterbox’ opening projecting light onto the rear wall of its chamber.

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green ‘entrance’ door, with its padlock and letterbox. columbia road east london

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the mound in the dark grove. anglesey wales

the mound in the dark grove. anglesey wales
bryn celli ddu may be translated as ‘the mound in the dark grove’, and some have speculated that during its time of construction, it was located in a large clearing then surrounded entirely forest. archaeologists have suggested that the original stone circles were set up during the neolithic period, around 3000 bc.

around a thousand years after it was built, it became an ‘entrance grave’ or passage tomb, a type of burial monument found around the irish seaboard.

bryn celli ddu was accurately aligned to coincide with the rising sun on the summer solstices with the rays of light penetrating down the passage way into the burial chamber. this connects if firmly in the tradition of the irish passage graves notably new grange with its ‘letterbox’ opening projecting light onto the rear wall of its chamber.

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green ‘entrance’ door, with its padlock and letterbox. columbia road east london

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kitchen table earth fast cromlech. project for a small monument

kitchen table earth fast cromlech. project for a small monument #balance #balancing stone #archaeology #pastpresent #timetravel #earthfast #proppedstone #sculpture #megalith #megalithicarchitecturethe shape of the major stone and the balance go hand in hand. it is not necessarily placed centrally as

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kitchen table earth fast cromlech. project for a small monument

kitchen table earth fast cromlech. project for a small monument #balance #balancing stone #archaeology #pastpresent #timetravel #earthfast #proppedstone #sculpture #megalith #megalithicarchitecturethe shape of the major stone and the balance go hand in hand. it is not necessarily placed centrally as

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trethevy quoit. portal dolmen burial chamber

trethevy quoit. the monument is a burial chamber of the portal dolmen class, and its surrounding cairn, dating to the neolithic period. it comprises a chamber of large stone slabs, with a massive capstone, set in a low mound. the

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trethevy quoit. portal dolmen burial chamber

trethevy quoit. the monument is a burial chamber of the portal dolmen class, and its surrounding cairn, dating to the neolithic period. it comprises a chamber of large stone slabs, with a massive capstone, set in a low mound. the

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carn wnda. earth fast chambered tomb.

  carn wnda. earth fast chambered tomb. this type of tomb typical in this part of pembroke. the capstone is held fast to the ground on one side with the leading edge lifted up by a prop stone and covers

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carn wnda. earth fast chambered tomb.

  carn wnda. earth fast chambered tomb. this type of tomb typical in this part of pembroke. the capstone is held fast to the ground on one side with the leading edge lifted up by a prop stone and covers

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carn#5.1 project for a small monument

carn#5.1 project for a small monument #small monument #metalworks #sculpture #neolithic #lithics #bronzeage #artefact #remembering #timetravel #pastpresent #urhistory #dialecticalimage View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_U3CS5nbEy/

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carn#5.1 project for a small monument

carn#5.1 project for a small monument #small monument #metalworks #sculpture #neolithic #lithics #bronzeage #artefact #remembering #timetravel #pastpresent #urhistory #dialecticalimage View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_U3CS5nbEy/

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living megalithic culture in java

living megalithic culture in java. the indonesian archipelago is the host of austronesian megalith cultures both past and present. living megalith cultures can be found on nias, an isolated island off the western coast of north sumatra, the batak people in the interior of north sumatra, on sumba island in east nusa tenggara and also Toraja people from the interior of south Sulawesi. these megalithic cultures remained well into the late 19th century.

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living megalithic culture in java

living megalithic culture in java. the indonesian archipelago is the host of austronesian megalith cultures both past and present. living megalith cultures can be found on nias, an isolated island off the western coast of north sumatra, the batak people in the interior of north sumatra, on sumba island in east nusa tenggara and also Toraja people from the interior of south Sulawesi. these megalithic cultures remained well into the late 19th century.

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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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