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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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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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carn#7 project for small monument

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carn#7 project for small monument

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pentre ifan / petty wales

pentre ifan. neolithic, between 3,000 to 4,000 bc. it stands on a slightly raised mound and is 8 feet high with a huge capstone that rests on the very tips of three upright stones. excavations have shown that it was

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pentre ifan / petty wales

pentre ifan. neolithic, between 3,000 to 4,000 bc. it stands on a slightly raised mound and is 8 feet high with a huge capstone that rests on the very tips of three upright stones. excavations have shown that it was

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lanyon quoit/waterson street

lanyon quoit. lies at the north end of along barrow 26 metres long and 12 metres wide. the barrow, which is covered by grass and bracken, is damaged and its outline is difficult to see. at the south end of the barrow

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lanyon quoit/waterson street

lanyon quoit. lies at the north end of along barrow 26 metres long and 12 metres wide. the barrow, which is covered by grass and bracken, is damaged and its outline is difficult to see. at the south end of the barrow

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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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carn#6.1 proposal for small monument.

#smallmonument #workinprogress #sculpture #insert #construction #artworks View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_FeUq1HGnC/

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carn#6.1 proposal for small monument.

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carn#3. proposal for a small monument.

carn#3. proposal for a small monument. montagecity.com

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carn#3. proposal for a small monument.

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carn#2. proposal for a small monument.

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carn#2. proposal for a small monument.

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carn#1 proposal for a small monument

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carn#1 proposal for a small monument

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the mên-an-tol

the men-an-tol monument consists of four stones: one fallen, two uprights, and between these a circular one, 1.3m in diameter, pierced by a hole about half its size in diameter. an old plan of men-an-tol (the stone of the hole)

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the mên-an-tol

the men-an-tol monument consists of four stones: one fallen, two uprights, and between these a circular one, 1.3m in diameter, pierced by a hole about half its size in diameter. an old plan of men-an-tol (the stone of the hole)

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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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cupules — the oldest surviving rock art

cupules are the earliest surviving rock art we know about in the world, but this does not necessarily make them the first rock art produced.the oldest rock art we know about in every continent are linear grooves and cupules, especially

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cupules — the oldest surviving rock art

cupules are the earliest surviving rock art we know about in the world, but this does not necessarily make them the first rock art produced.the oldest rock art we know about in every continent are linear grooves and cupules, especially

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merry maidens stone circle(s)

merry maidens stone circle(s) the merry maidens (sw 4327 2450) is one of the few ‘true’ stone circles in cornwall, being based on a perfect circle; it comprises nineteen stones today but is thought to originally have consisted of just

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merry maidens stone circle(s)

merry maidens stone circle(s) the merry maidens (sw 4327 2450) is one of the few ‘true’ stone circles in cornwall, being based on a perfect circle; it comprises nineteen stones today but is thought to originally have consisted of just

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ur-history – remembrance – surrealist procedures

ur-history – a form of collective remembrance. the basic distinction to be made between the monuments of prehistory and say the monuments of the nineteenth century in any metropolitan city is that unlike the monuments of the recent past the

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ur-history – remembrance – surrealist procedures

ur-history – a form of collective remembrance. the basic distinction to be made between the monuments of prehistory and say the monuments of the nineteenth century in any metropolitan city is that unlike the monuments of the recent past the

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the city re-imagined

city montage – origins and transformations montage extracted from its origins in modern engineering and construction is propelled as part of the artist’s technical apparatus to re-imagine the city in crisis. dublin, paris, berlin and moscow become the spatial origins

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the city re-imagined

city montage – origins and transformations montage extracted from its origins in modern engineering and construction is propelled as part of the artist’s technical apparatus to re-imagine the city in crisis. dublin, paris, berlin and moscow become the spatial origins

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chapel carn brea _neolithic long barrow.

_chapel carn brea _neolithic long barrow or cairn. this unique monument sits on the crest of this last hill on west penwith peninsula or the first on uk’s land mass if you were travelling up from the iberian coastal waters.

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chapel carn brea _neolithic long barrow.

_chapel carn brea _neolithic long barrow or cairn. this unique monument sits on the crest of this last hill on west penwith peninsula or the first on uk’s land mass if you were travelling up from the iberian coastal waters.

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zennor quoit. neolithic chambered tomb.

zennor quoit. neolithic chambered tomb. w borlase the antiquarian drew a plan of the site in the mid-c18 when the capstone was roughly horizontal and the chamber was set into a low stony mound approx 12.8m in diameter. by the time his great-great grandson visited the site in the middle of the c19, the capstone had slipped and the western upright supporting it had snapped.
the site today comprises two chambers set into a low stony mound. the main chamber is trapezoidal with its long axis running off NNE by 75 degrees. the western end is 0.83m wide, reducing to 1.9m. the total length being 3.16m. the capstone now tilted and following the line of the supporting stones is 5.33m by 2.9m and weighs about 9.45 tonnes. it has an antechamber at the eastern end formed by two impressive portal stones.
quoits are among the oldest megalithic architecture on the west penwith peninsula and would have represented a local variation of a tradition which had travelled from the levant up the west coast of spain to brittany, to arrive in cornwall in the late neolithic, around 3300 bce on route to wales, anglesea and ireland

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zennor quoit. neolithic chambered tomb.

zennor quoit. neolithic chambered tomb. w borlase the antiquarian drew a plan of the site in the mid-c18 when the capstone was roughly horizontal and the chamber was set into a low stony mound approx 12.8m in diameter. by the time his great-great grandson visited the site in the middle of the c19, the capstone had slipped and the western upright supporting it had snapped.
the site today comprises two chambers set into a low stony mound. the main chamber is trapezoidal with its long axis running off NNE by 75 degrees. the western end is 0.83m wide, reducing to 1.9m. the total length being 3.16m. the capstone now tilted and following the line of the supporting stones is 5.33m by 2.9m and weighs about 9.45 tonnes. it has an antechamber at the eastern end formed by two impressive portal stones.
quoits are among the oldest megalithic architecture on the west penwith peninsula and would have represented a local variation of a tradition which had travelled from the levant up the west coast of spain to brittany, to arrive in cornwall in the late neolithic, around 3300 bce on route to wales, anglesea and ireland

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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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writing in light – history, philosophy and photography

   there has always been ‘photography’ – the writing of light emerging as it did  on the walls of ancient tombs its ‘photograph’ fixed by the cardinal alignments, the chamber acting as a camera, the box opening its lens to

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writing in light – history, philosophy and photography

   there has always been ‘photography’ – the writing of light emerging as it did  on the walls of ancient tombs its ‘photograph’ fixed by the cardinal alignments, the chamber acting as a camera, the box opening its lens to

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castlerigg stone circle. cumbria. 3300BCE. 

castlerigg stone circle. cumbria. 3300BCE. these cumbrian stone circles are amongst the oldest in britain and are associated with similar ones in brittany and the auklands in both form and use. it is thought to be used as a ceremonial

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castlerigg stone circle. cumbria. 3300BCE. 

castlerigg stone circle. cumbria. 3300BCE. these cumbrian stone circles are amongst the oldest in britain and are associated with similar ones in brittany and the auklands in both form and use. it is thought to be used as a ceremonial

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sun_stone. zennor hill.

sun_stone. this standing stone and its companion granite stacks overlook zennor and gurnards point and marks a significant place in this landscape of lateral granite hills and valleys. the sun_stone with its holed lens acts as seasonal sundial and place marker. sun earth and sea are brought together here and celebrate this special location on zennor hill.

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sun_stone. zennor hill.

sun_stone. this standing stone and its companion granite stacks overlook zennor and gurnards point and marks a significant place in this landscape of lateral granite hills and valleys. the sun_stone with its holed lens acts as seasonal sundial and place marker. sun earth and sea are brought together here and celebrate this special location on zennor hill.

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cerrig-y-gof (cerrig atof) five chambered tombs.

cerrig-y-gof (cerrig atof) five chambered tombs. closely associated to scottish and irish tombs. this circular formation has its five chambers facing outward and arranged such that they have a direct relationship with prominent landscape features. an 18th century excavation records burnt bones, urns and black sea pebbles. an outlying stone seen here between the chambers and the promontory is cup marked. #capstones #propped_stone #chambered_tomb #archaeology #ancient_architecture #landscape #neolithic #cup_ marks #rock_art #bnw #cromlech #pembrokeshire

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cerrig-y-gof (cerrig atof) five chambered tombs.

cerrig-y-gof (cerrig atof) five chambered tombs. closely associated to scottish and irish tombs. this circular formation has its five chambers facing outward and arranged such that they have a direct relationship with prominent landscape features. an 18th century excavation records burnt bones, urns and black sea pebbles. an outlying stone seen here between the chambers and the promontory is cup marked. #capstones #propped_stone #chambered_tomb #archaeology #ancient_architecture #landscape #neolithic #cup_ marks #rock_art #bnw #cromlech #pembrokeshire

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megalithic saints

this curious tableau depicts the patron saint of paris, saint genevieve, with high crook in hand, in the midst of a megalithic enclosure acting as a sheepfold. represented here, is the iconographic theme of the ‘good shepherd’ protecting her flock – although showing one black sheep and one brown.

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megalithic saints

this curious tableau depicts the patron saint of paris, saint genevieve, with high crook in hand, in the midst of a megalithic enclosure acting as a sheepfold. represented here, is the iconographic theme of the ‘good shepherd’ protecting her flock – although showing one black sheep and one brown.

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trethevy quoit

trethevy quoit is sited on a promontory overlooking the confluence of streams which flow southwards to become the river seaton; the northern skyline is dominated by caradon hill and granite massif of minions moor four large overlapping granite slabs set

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trethevy quoit

trethevy quoit is sited on a promontory overlooking the confluence of streams which flow southwards to become the river seaton; the northern skyline is dominated by caradon hill and granite massif of minions moor four large overlapping granite slabs set

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merry men – newlyn’s dancing stones

newlyndancingstones view pdf conceived as a provocation, the merry men – newlyn’s dancing stones, is not a intended as a replica, but a translation of the merry maiden stone circle or ‘dans maen’, situated to newlyn’s west just above lamorna cove. each one

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merry men – newlyn’s dancing stones

newlyndancingstones view pdf conceived as a provocation, the merry men – newlyn’s dancing stones, is not a intended as a replica, but a translation of the merry maiden stone circle or ‘dans maen’, situated to newlyn’s west just above lamorna cove. each one

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the materiality of stones

   the early modernist concern to ‘let the material speak’ can be traced back to prehistory.  the materiality of the stones selected for use in prehistory’s ceremonial assemblages is one of great importance, where certain stones are carefully chosen for there surface texture, visual tactility,

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the materiality of stones

   the early modernist concern to ‘let the material speak’ can be traced back to prehistory.  the materiality of the stones selected for use in prehistory’s ceremonial assemblages is one of great importance, where certain stones are carefully chosen for there surface texture, visual tactility,

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