natural features

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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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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flow-like features on mars.

  flow-like features on mars.  while some scientists say they are probably produced by liquid water or brine on the red planet’s surface, other investigators interpret these features as dry mass movements, stirred up by alternative geological processes. whatever the cause, these slope

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flow-like features on mars.

  flow-like features on mars.  while some scientists say they are probably produced by liquid water or brine on the red planet’s surface, other investigators interpret these features as dry mass movements, stirred up by alternative geological processes. whatever the cause, these slope

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rosewall_hill east tor.

rosewall_hill east tor. these rock formations were undoubtably important in the dally and seasonal activity of our ancestors and would have formed a integrated part of their cosmology. this would explain how the shape and appearance their associated basin holes and chamber-like recesses are emulated in the megaliths that were to be part of the landscape in west penwith. #westpenwith #landscape_markers #ancient_architecture #neolithic #landscape #archaeology #architype

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rosewall_hill east tor.

rosewall_hill east tor. these rock formations were undoubtably important in the dally and seasonal activity of our ancestors and would have formed a integrated part of their cosmology. this would explain how the shape and appearance their associated basin holes and chamber-like recesses are emulated in the megaliths that were to be part of the landscape in west penwith. #westpenwith #landscape_markers #ancient_architecture #neolithic #landscape #archaeology #architype

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rosewall_hill_tor.

rosewall_hill_tor. this spectacular stone emulates the neolithic quoits or dolmens that are special to west penwith. this is adjacent to another particular stone formation that orients its ocular opening towards the rising and setting sun. also close at hand are a number of bronze age curbed barrows. #architype #architecture #neolithic #tor #dolmen #quoits #westpenwith #ancient_architecture #photoworks

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rosewall_hill_tor.

rosewall_hill_tor. this spectacular stone emulates the neolithic quoits or dolmens that are special to west penwith. this is adjacent to another particular stone formation that orients its ocular opening towards the rising and setting sun. also close at hand are a number of bronze age curbed barrows. #architype #architecture #neolithic #tor #dolmen #quoits #westpenwith #ancient_architecture #photoworks

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carnstabba rock_cut_basin

carnstabba rock_cut_basin looking out towards rosewall hill and trevalgan hill. these basins are to this day used by aboriginal peoples as gathering places. gathering ones thoughts. exchanging news. trading goods. watering. #stones #rock_cut_basins #journey_ing #natural_stone_feature #gathering_point #gathering_places #sacredplaces #rosewallhill #trevalgan #trevalganhill #bnw #blackandwhitephotography #carnstabba

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carnstabba rock_cut_basin

carnstabba rock_cut_basin looking out towards rosewall hill and trevalgan hill. these basins are to this day used by aboriginal peoples as gathering places. gathering ones thoughts. exchanging news. trading goods. watering. #stones #rock_cut_basins #journey_ing #natural_stone_feature #gathering_point #gathering_places #sacredplaces #rosewallhill #trevalgan #trevalganhill #bnw #blackandwhitephotography #carnstabba

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carnstabba_logan_stone#4

carnstabbe_logan_stone#4 this close up shows the rock cut basins that penetrate the granite on two levels of this stacked logan stone. rock cut basins are the combined work of acidic water, wind agitation and chemical reaction over long periods of geological time. borlase the antiquarian thought them to be the work of the ancients and used in ritual ceremony. recent research by tilley and others have revealed that these natural features are often associated with sites of prehistory so while they are natural in origin they are thought to be important in the belief systems of our ancestors and were incorporated into their ceremonial complexes. #ancient_architecture #logan_stone #sacredplaces #ancestors #natural_stone_feature #bnw

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carnstabba_logan_stone#4

carnstabbe_logan_stone#4 this close up shows the rock cut basins that penetrate the granite on two levels of this stacked logan stone. rock cut basins are the combined work of acidic water, wind agitation and chemical reaction over long periods of geological time. borlase the antiquarian thought them to be the work of the ancients and used in ritual ceremony. recent research by tilley and others have revealed that these natural features are often associated with sites of prehistory so while they are natural in origin they are thought to be important in the belief systems of our ancestors and were incorporated into their ceremonial complexes. #ancient_architecture #logan_stone #sacredplaces #ancestors #natural_stone_feature #bnw

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carnstabba_logan_stone#3.

carnstabbe_logan_stone#3. situated in a small clearing on the brow of the hill at carnstabba this logan stone locates the origin of a small spring and could further emphasise its importance to our ancestors in a world where such stone features could take on mythic and symbolic importance. the grandmothers stone can be seen on horizon at trink hill. #ancient_architecture #logan_stone #sacredplaces #ancestors #natural_stone_feature #bnw

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carnstabba_logan_stone#3.

carnstabbe_logan_stone#3. situated in a small clearing on the brow of the hill at carnstabba this logan stone locates the origin of a small spring and could further emphasise its importance to our ancestors in a world where such stone features could take on mythic and symbolic importance. the grandmothers stone can be seen on horizon at trink hill. #ancient_architecture #logan_stone #sacredplaces #ancestors #natural_stone_feature #bnw

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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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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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tor enclosures

at roughtor a well preserved stone-built tor enclosure incorporates the natural outcrops of roughtor and little roughtor. its stony banks are shown as solid black lines in this plan to the right. it was surveyed on the ground by english

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tor enclosures

at roughtor a well preserved stone-built tor enclosure incorporates the natural outcrops of roughtor and little roughtor. its stony banks are shown as solid black lines in this plan to the right. it was surveyed on the ground by english

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pattersdale rock engravings

the complex includes five closely-spaced examples of prehistoric rock art in patterdale. they are all located on a low, tree-covered rock and gravel outcrop of close-grained igneous rock on low-lying ground a short distance east of goldrill beck 270m north west

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pattersdale rock engravings

the complex includes five closely-spaced examples of prehistoric rock art in patterdale. they are all located on a low, tree-covered rock and gravel outcrop of close-grained igneous rock on low-lying ground a short distance east of goldrill beck 270m north west

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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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water and stone, sea and shell, tree and soil, bone and ash.

50.22106 -5.24829  detail/ rosewall hill rocking stone 120x170cm/ oil glass bitumen ash shell bone silicon. water and stone, sea and shell, tree and soil, bone and ash, sun and moon. all have a place in the ancient cosmos. the neolithic peoples knew the

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water and stone, sea and shell, tree and soil, bone and ash.

50.22106 -5.24829  detail/ rosewall hill rocking stone 120x170cm/ oil glass bitumen ash shell bone silicon. water and stone, sea and shell, tree and soil, bone and ash, sun and moon. all have a place in the ancient cosmos. the neolithic peoples knew the

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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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small stones

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small stones

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