prehistoric landscapes

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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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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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

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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
more to follow. see montagecity.com

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tresvennack pillar.

tresvennack pillar. a close cousin to the triganeeris sisters or higher drift stones across the valley and they share inter-visibility and similar burial pits dug close by directly into the clay rab. this one having a near complete cremation urn – found by a local farmer in the nineteenth century. this is what you are looking at from the sight line set up in the last post maker

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tresvennack pillar.

tresvennack pillar. a close cousin to the triganeeris sisters or higher drift stones across the valley and they share inter-visibility and similar burial pits dug close by directly into the clay rab. this one having a near complete cremation urn – found by a local farmer in the nineteenth century. this is what you are looking at from the sight line set up in the last post maker

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kerris standing stone.

View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_5M64sHX7U/ kerris standing stone. one of two well proportioned standing stones not on the os map but can be found on cornwall mapping. nr the red house, kerris. there are to found just outside of newlyn on

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kerris standing stone.

View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_5M64sHX7U/ kerris standing stone. one of two well proportioned standing stones not on the os map but can be found on cornwall mapping. nr the red house, kerris. there are to found just outside of newlyn on

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marking it out. the pipers

marking it out. the pipers two notable outliers to the merry maidens stone circle, are on a northeast to southwest alignment and points almost directly at the circle(s). the two stones stand some 90 metres apart. this one, the southwest stone is the taller of the two at 4.7m high and the nearest to the existing circle. perhaps part of a processional route to the circles they are some of the tallest in cornwall stones

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marking it out. the pipers

marking it out. the pipers two notable outliers to the merry maidens stone circle, are on a northeast to southwest alignment and points almost directly at the circle(s). the two stones stand some 90 metres apart. this one, the southwest stone is the taller of the two at 4.7m high and the nearest to the existing circle. perhaps part of a processional route to the circles they are some of the tallest in cornwall stones

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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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