carwynnen quoit. recently rebuilt. 50.18825, -5.29339portal dolmen generally are based on a tripod design with tall pointed supporting portals and a lower backstone. a massive roof or capstone is then poised, as if floating, over these stones so that the heavier end is above the entrance.a ‘doorstone’ is sometimes set between the two portal stones, which ‘closes’ off the entrance. further variations include a second, smaller chamber at the back, sillstones and those with no doorstone between the portals. carwynnen portal dolmen, locally known as a quoit has three pointed or slender supporting stones and no doorstone. the smooth greenstone axe heads that overlay the quoit in this constructed image uncannily reflect the shape of the portal stones. it is the case the stones used within the these monuments or stone circles are chosen or shaped to emulate stone axe heads. the central standing stone at boscawen un stone circle (which is thought to be an earlier monument) is not only shaped in this axe like form, it has two axe shaped reliefs picked out on its lower surface. all the above based on recent research, however the thought that these portal support stones (that largely taper towards an apex point to accentuate the appearance of the capstone to float), have a resemblance with the taper found in axe heads is mine. …#carwynnenquoit #dolmen #portaldolmen #quoits #neolithic #ancienthistory #ancientmonument #capstone #portalstone #floatingstone #floatingstones #axeheads #greenstone #cornwallaxeheads #resemblance #mimesis #constructedimage #montage.

carwynnen quoit. recently rebuilt. 50.18825, -5.29339portal dolmen generally are based on a tripod design with tall pointed supporting portals and a lower backstone.  a massive roof or capstone is then poised, as if floating, over these stones so that the heavier end is above the entrance.a ‘doorstone’ is sometimes set between the two portal stones, which ‘closes’ off the entrance. further variations include a second, smaller chamber at the back,  sillstones and those with no doorstone between the portals. carwynnen portal dolmen, locally known as a quoit has three pointed or slender supporting stones and no doorstone. the smooth greenstone axe heads that overlay the quoit in this constructed image uncannily reflect the shape of the portal stones. it is the case the stones used within the these monuments or stone circles are chosen or shaped to emulate stone axe heads. the central standing stone at boscawen un stone circle (which is thought to be an earlier monument) is not only shaped in this axe like form, it has two axe shaped reliefs picked out on its lower surface. all the above based on recent research, however the thought that these portal support stones (that largely taper towards an apex point to accentuate the appearance of the capstone to float), have a resemblance with the taper found in axe heads is mine. ...#carwynnenquoit  #dolmen #portaldolmen #quoits #neolithic #ancienthistory #ancientmonument #capstone #portalstone  #floatingstone  #floatingstones #axeheads #greenstone #cornwallaxeheads #resemblance #mimesis #constructedimage #montage.