chun quoit / carnstabba logan stone. constructed image. the capstones of the early neolithic monuments seem to be have been chosen for their special qualities of texture and shape. lifted up from the ground to levitate over an rectilinear arrangement of stones. additionally the capstone at chun quoit can be seen to emulate the shape of the hill formation on its eastern horizon.these quoits seem to be the mimetic reconfiguration of natural stone features that pre-existed in the ancient landscape that may have been the sites of ritual gatherings and worship – the logan stone at carnstabba, on the hills outside the ancient prehistoric port at st ives, being a possible case in point. these natural tor formations with their balancing top stones become the visual reference for the early dolmen or quoits and their floating capstones. what was already held as an important and significant natural landscape feature before the advent of the new stone age becomes the basis for symbolic transformation into the constructed stone monuments of the early neolithic. during the earlier period, what was ‘found’ and ‘natural’ in the landscape and revered in its own right, becomes, as humankind begins to separate itself out from the natural world, transforming it though labour and intervention, constructed and synthetic. and thereby to establish a new constructed domain. ….#chunquoit #loganstones #neolithicbritain #neolithic #capstone #memisis #symbolic #landscape #ancientarchitecture #ancienthistory #prehistoric #ancientlandscape #naturalstonefeature #artificialandfound #constructedimage #constructed #monuments #monument #prehistoricmonument #huntergatherer #mesolithic

chun quoit / carnstabba logan stone. constructed image. the capstones of the early neolithic monuments seem to be have been chosen for their special qualities of texture and shape. lifted up from the ground to levitate over an rectilinear arrangement of stones. additionally the capstone at chun quoit can be seen to emulate the shape of the hill formation on its eastern horizon.these quoits seem to be the mimetic reconfiguration of natural stone features that pre-existed in the ancient landscape that may have been the sites of ritual gatherings and worship - the logan stone at carnstabba, on the hills outside the ancient prehistoric port at st ives, being a possible case in point. these natural tor formations with their balancing top stones become the visual reference for the early dolmen or quoits and their floating capstones. what was already held as an important and significant natural landscape feature before the advent of the new stone age becomes the basis for symbolic transformation into the constructed stone monuments of the early neolithic. during the earlier period, what was ‘found’ and ‘natural’ in the landscape and revered in its own right, becomes, as humankind begins to separate itself out from the natural world, transforming it though labour and intervention, constructed and synthetic. and thereby to establish a new constructed domain. ....#chunquoit #loganstones #neolithicbritain #neolithic #capstone #memisis #symbolic #landscape #ancientarchitecture #ancienthistory #prehistoric  #ancientlandscape #naturalstonefeature #artificialandfound #constructedimage #constructed #monuments #monument #prehistoricmonument #huntergatherer #mesolithic