propped stone. zennor hill. these are now seen as part of the neolithic megalithic tradition although difficult to definitively date. this is a relatively new classification of megalithic monument and seems to be widespread with new candidates being added all the time to this new typology. this is one of the more recent and is accompanied by an array of special and strange stones that inhabit this intriguing landscape and must be considered as part of the wider neolithic culture that surrounds it – sperris and zennor quoit, round house settlements and entrance carns. ..#proppedstones #newarchaeology #ancientlandscape ,#megalithicstructures #megaliths , #neolithic , #zennorhill , #sperrisquoit #zennorquoit .

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zennor hill. zennor quoit. constructed image. exploring the stones from zennor hill and their relationship with the quoit. significant stone features make up this extraordinary selection of tors: a holed stone(1) seen on the extreme left of the photo, is the result of acidic rain water oscillating in small depressions in the rock over millennia. this one still in place but one similar converted by the neoliths and included in the ing monuments; men-an-tol and cram brea. logan or balancing stones (2)(3) one with a large solutions basin and one looking like the capstone of a quoit. a propped stone (4) thus one recently classified as such, is now a recognised,fairly new, monument type. another such monument sits between the main tor stacks at carn galva and has an orientation towards the winter solstice sunset. and finally, although not viable from the quoit is a recently discovered ‘sunstone’ (5) that projects the suns rays each midday across its surface giving a different position in line with the changing seasons. it is in fact a very large upturned solutions basin repositioned so the that the original base of the basin is set 5 degrees off the vertical. on its southern edge a small hole penetrates its rim, making a ‘lens’ to project the sun rays. all making a this tor landscape of particular significance. the siting of the quoit in sight of this conglomeration of stone settings is clearly very intriguing. #stonefeature , #stonefeatures , #ancientwisdom , #landscapeart, #naturalstone, #naturalstonefeatures , #solutionsbasin , #waterbasin , #proppedstone , #archeaology , #sunstone , #loganstone , #quoit , #dolmen ,

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zennor hill. zennor quoit. constructed image. exploring the stones from zennor hill and their relationship with the quoit. significant stone features make up this extraordinary selection of tors: a holed stone(1) seen on the extreme left of the photo, is the result of acidic rain water oscillating in small depressions in the rock over millennia. this one still in place but one similar converted by the neoliths and included in the ing monuments; men-an-tol and cram brea. logan or balancing stones (2)(3) one with a large solutions basin and one looking like the capstone of a quoit. a propped stone (4) thus one recently classified as such, is now a recognised,fairly new, monument type. another such monument sits between the main tor stacks at carn galva and has an orientation towards the winter solstice sunset. and finally, although not viable from the quoit is a recently discovered ‘sunstone’ (5) that projects the suns rays each midday across its surface giving a different position in line with the changing seasons. it is in fact a very large upturned solutions basin repositioned so the that the original base of the basin is set 5 degrees off the vertical. on its southern edge a small hole penetrates its rim, making a ‘lens’ to project the sun rays. all making a this tor landscape of particular significance. the siting of the quoit in sight of this conglomeration of stone settings is clearly very intriguing. #stonefeature , #stonefeatures , #ancientwisdom , #landscapeart, #naturalstone, #naturalstonefeatures , #solutionsbasin , #waterbasin , #proppedstone , #archeaology , #sunstone , #loganstone , #quoit , #dolmen ,

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strange stones. rosewall hill. natural water basins and sculptured stones made up the revered and intermingled world of the ancient lithic periods. natural stone features are added to or emulated afresh in what we have come to call rock-art. ways of transferring meaning and significance to and from the landscape and life to the daily lives of the mesolithic and neolithic peoples. were they to be understood as the work of the ancestors, ways of maintaining the continuity of occupation and inheritance. to be seen as reinforcing a necessary unity of all natural things both animate and inanimate or rather seeing all things including humankind as part of a unified animated world. #ancienthistory , #mesolithic , #neolithic , #waterbasin , #lithics #rock_art , #sculpturedstone , #ancientwisdom , #rockart

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zennor quoit.

dolmen are amongst the earliest monuments to appear on the penwith peninsular with their careful positioning within the landscape. this one on the plateau below and east of zennor hill and south of the outcrops and quoit at sperris. zennor

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zennor quoit.

dolmen are amongst the earliest monuments to appear on the penwith peninsular with their careful positioning within the landscape. this one on the plateau below and east of zennor hill and south of the outcrops and quoit at sperris. zennor

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the red planet.

a field of sand dunes occupies this frosty 5-kilometer diameter crater in the high-latitudes of the northern plains of mars. some dunes have separated from the main field and appear to be climbing up the crater slope along a gully-like

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the red planet.

a field of sand dunes occupies this frosty 5-kilometer diameter crater in the high-latitudes of the northern plains of mars. some dunes have separated from the main field and appear to be climbing up the crater slope along a gully-like

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WIP. 80*80*80 *9

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WIP. 80*80*80 *9

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rosewall hill. granite ridge. constructed image. this view taken from trink hill and outlines the contour of the northern granite ridge which extends all the way to the west to cape cornwall. the hill is intervisible with adjacent carnstabba (to the east) and trevalgan hills (further north). three sets of tors mark (map) the hills profile and helped define the summer uplands during the neolithic. these higher contours have the traces of settlement and burial cairns. …#rosewallhill #trink #trevalgan #carnstabba #westpenwith #landscape_markers #archaeology #neolithic #burial_cairn #settlements #photoworks #constructedimage follow on http/: montagecity.com

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rosewall hill. granite ridge. constructed image. this view taken from trink hill and outlines the contour of the northern granite ridge which extends all the way to the west to cape cornwall. the hill is intervisible with adjacent carnstabba (to the east) and trevalgan hills (further north). three sets of tors mark (map) the hills profile and helped define the summer uplands during the neolithic. these higher contours have the traces of settlement and burial cairns. …#rosewallhill #trink #trevalgan #carnstabba #westpenwith #landscape_markers #archaeology #neolithic #burial_cairn #settlements #photoworks #constructedimage follow on http/: montagecity.com

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natural propped stone. porthmeor beach stives.

west penwith features many propped stones now considered to be of prehistoric origin with celestial orientations. these are thought to emulate natural stone features by prehistoric peoples believing them to be the work of the ancestors claiming domain over the

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natural propped stone. porthmeor beach stives.

west penwith features many propped stones now considered to be of prehistoric origin with celestial orientations. these are thought to emulate natural stone features by prehistoric peoples believing them to be the work of the ancestors claiming domain over the

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yellowmead stone circle. four stone circles are set around a central cairn, with a stone row extending away from the south west side. it is situated on the south west facing slope of yellowmead down. the four circles are not concentric and there is a further arc of seven stones up to 0.4m in height on the west side which may be the remains of a fifth circle. the outer circle measures some 30m in diameter and was made up of 32 stones, the largest of which is 1.29m high (re-erected 1920). at the top of this stone were two or three depressions possibly  cup-marks. the second circle is made up of 27 stones and had a diameter of 15.24m whilst the third circle consists of 30 even smaller stones with a diameter of 11.27m. the inner circle is made of 22 larger stones up to 0.9m in height with a diameter of 6.70m. this inner circle encloses either a kistvaen or a large cairn, the foundations of which can be seen today. the remains of a double stone alignment extend some 10m from the south west side; there are three stones in the southern row and a similar number in the northern row, although more were recorded in 1922. the stones of the alignments are up to 0.3m in height and on average 2m apart. the rows are approximately 1m wide. this view faces south east towards drizzlecombe stones rows on the left beyond the horizon and gutter tor on the right….#yellowmeadstonecircle #neolithic #earlybronzeage #stonerow #cairn #ancientarcheology #ancientmonument #constructedimage #cupmarks visit montagecity.com for more images

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yellowmead stone circle. four stone circles are set around a central cairn, with a stone row extending away from the south west side. it is situated on the south west facing slope of yellowmead down. the four circles are not concentric and there is a further arc of seven stones up to 0.4m in height on the west side which may be the remains of a fifth circle. the outer circle measures some 30m in diameter and was made up of 32 stones, the largest of which is 1.29m high (re-erected 1920). at the top of this stone were two or three depressions possibly  cup-marks. the second circle is made up of 27 stones and had a diameter of 15.24m whilst the third circle consists of 30 even smaller stones with a diameter of 11.27m. the inner circle is made of 22 larger stones up to 0.9m in height with a diameter of 6.70m. this inner circle encloses either a kistvaen or a large cairn, the foundations of which can be seen today. the remains of a double stone alignment extend some 10m from the south west side; there are three stones in the southern row and a similar number in the northern row, although more were recorded in 1922. the stones of the alignments are up to 0.3m in height and on average 2m apart. the rows are approximately 1m wide. this view faces south east towards drizzlecombe stones rows on the left beyond the horizon and gutter tor on the right….#yellowmeadstonecircle #neolithic #earlybronzeage #stonerow #cairn #ancientarcheology #ancientmonument #constructedimage #cupmarks visit montagecity.com for more images

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constructed image prepared piano. lithophone.

prepared piano. john cage in providing a dance piece at the cornish school in seattle, he used a ‘prepared piano’ he first heard used by henry cowell. this took the form of imposing small foreign objects – nails, screws, feathers,

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constructed image prepared piano. lithophone.

prepared piano. john cage in providing a dance piece at the cornish school in seattle, he used a ‘prepared piano’ he first heard used by henry cowell. this took the form of imposing small foreign objects – nails, screws, feathers,

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merrivale prehistoric landscape. dartmoor.

merrivale complex. this complex of stone rows, cist or kistvean, circle cairns, a stone circle and standing stones make up one of the most intriguing monumental megalithic structures to be found on dartmoor. various theories about its purpose prevail :

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merrivale prehistoric landscape. dartmoor.

merrivale complex. this complex of stone rows, cist or kistvean, circle cairns, a stone circle and standing stones make up one of the most intriguing monumental megalithic structures to be found on dartmoor. various theories about its purpose prevail :

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kennington reflection.

mirror-image, drive-past, council-flats, montage, photography, modern-archeaology, the-modernist-image, modernity, on-the-road, dialectical-image. lee friedlander, hillcrest, new york, 1970 https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.118646.html

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kennington reflection.

mirror-image, drive-past, council-flats, montage, photography, modern-archeaology, the-modernist-image, modernity, on-the-road, dialectical-image. lee friedlander, hillcrest, new york, 1970 https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.118646.html

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trencrom hill tor enclosure.

a view across to st michael’s mount, this along side carn kenidjack and carn galva make up one the four tor enclosure so far identified in west penwith. seen here is the impressive giant bolder that announces the entrance to

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trencrom hill tor enclosure.

a view across to st michael’s mount, this along side carn kenidjack and carn galva make up one the four tor enclosure so far identified in west penwith. seen here is the impressive giant bolder that announces the entrance to

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trencrom hill tor enclosure.

the tors were first used in the early neolithic around 3800 BCE, and were later enclosed with stone-and-earth banks built between granite boulders and outcrops on the hill sides. such banks were not necessarily built to defend the special places found

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trencrom hill tor enclosure.

the tors were first used in the early neolithic around 3800 BCE, and were later enclosed with stone-and-earth banks built between granite boulders and outcrops on the hill sides. such banks were not necessarily built to defend the special places found

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terminal ll barcelona airport.

megalith attended by bronze travel cases.

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terminal ll barcelona airport.

megalith attended by bronze travel cases.

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catching-the-morning-sun. the giants stone. 50.19894,-5.49509.

the giants stone. 50.19894,-5.49509. detail. bitumen housepaint mica. 1200×1200 . new light on an old friend. a very large natural sculptural feature at carn stabba halsetown.

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catching-the-morning-sun. the giants stone. 50.19894,-5.49509.

the giants stone. 50.19894,-5.49509. detail. bitumen housepaint mica. 1200×1200 . new light on an old friend. a very large natural sculptural feature at carn stabba halsetown.

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boscawen-un stone circle 50.223456,-5.123456. constructed image.

one of the five stone circles left standing in west penwith cornwall. although many more existed but have been lost over the last two centuries. the merry maidens circle is intervisible with it and can be seen just below the

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boscawen-un stone circle 50.223456,-5.123456. constructed image.

one of the five stone circles left standing in west penwith cornwall. although many more existed but have been lost over the last two centuries. the merry maidens circle is intervisible with it and can be seen just below the

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boscawen-un stone circle. 50.0898326, -5.6192923 monument to sun and moon. constructed image.

boscawen-un stone circle. 50.0898326, -5.6192923, consists of a central standing stone encircled by 19 other stones, (heights between 0.9m to 1.3m.) 18 m. e of grey granite, one of bright quartz. a flattened ellipse with axis of 24.9 m and

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boscawen-un stone circle. 50.0898326, -5.6192923 monument to sun and moon. constructed image.

boscawen-un stone circle. 50.0898326, -5.6192923, consists of a central standing stone encircled by 19 other stones, (heights between 0.9m to 1.3m.) 18 m. e of grey granite, one of bright quartz. a flattened ellipse with axis of 24.9 m and

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chun quoit. ‘theatres of memory’. constructed image. neolithic portal dolmen trevor watkins : they began to use their built environment as a frame of symbolic reference, imbued with meaning and significance. for the first time in human history, they had devised means of embodying abstract concepts, beliefs and ideas about themselves and their world in externalised, permanent forms. by means of architecture, they constituted not only frameworks for the social life of the community and its constituent families or households but also ‘theatres of memory’ in which the history of the community, its inhabitants and former inhabitants, and much else was recorded, retained and transmitted. plan: shows approximate extent of low mound, its orientation in relation to due north and the position of the possible burial cist. no remains have been located at the quoit either within the cist or the quoit’s chamber. insert: neolithic. cup marked blocking stone at the tregiffian chambered tomb. …#neolithic #portaldolmen #quoit #dolmen #memory #ancienthistory #archaeology #ancientmonuments #chunquoit #westpenwith #cornwall #ancientarchitecture #prehistory #architecture #constructedimage #montage more at montagecity.com

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chun quoit. ‘theatres of memory’. constructed image. neolithic portal dolmen trevor watkins : they began to use their built environment as a frame of symbolic reference, imbued with meaning and significance. for the first time in human history, they had devised means of embodying abstract concepts, beliefs and ideas about themselves and their world in externalised, permanent forms. by means of architecture, they constituted not only frameworks for the social life of the community and its constituent families or households but also ‘theatres of memory’ in which the history of the community, its inhabitants and former inhabitants, and much else was recorded, retained and transmitted. plan: shows approximate extent of low mound, its orientation in relation to due north and the position of the possible burial cist. no remains have been located at the quoit either within the cist or the quoit’s chamber. insert: neolithic. cup marked blocking stone at the tregiffian chambered tomb. …#neolithic #portaldolmen #quoit #dolmen #memory #ancienthistory #archaeology #ancientmonuments #chunquoit #westpenwith #cornwall #ancientarchitecture #prehistory #architecture #constructedimage #montage more at montagecity.com

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chun quoit. constructed image. chûn quoit is one of group of similar monuments found in west penwith, although a few exist further east in cornwall. these are described as portal dolmen or chambered tombs and are also found elsewhere along the atlantic seaboard, and suggest close links with those in wales, ireland and brittany. dated to the 3rd or 4th millennia bc. chun quoit is surrounded by traces of a large low stony mound, surrounded by kerb stones. this was unlikely to have been very high and the capstone at least always visible. other stones visible in the top of the mound have been interpreted as the remains of burial boxes or cists. there may have been a ‘forecourt’ in front of the entrance to the chamber which would have provided the setting for ceremonial rites and rituals. the monument is certainly likely to be multi functional with their architectures expressing a sophisticated and highly developed cosmology. acting as a repository for ancestral remains, establishing claims or ties with an associated territory, often sited with panoramic views over surrounding hills, rivers and seascapes, underlining the communities stewardship of the surrounding landscape. local ground stones carefully chosen for their mimetic form, and reflecting the shape of the surrounding hills and tors. lifted up and finely balanced on their supporting portal stones so they appear to float, demonstrating through this communal act of labour the growing importance of the bond between land and tribal identity. the site may well be a conspicuous arrangement of found but specific stones, landscape positioning and aspect, lunar and solar orientation, and expressive architectural construction establishing a highly sophisticated motivated and developing collective identity. …#neolithic #ancientarchitecture #monument #monuments #quoits #portaldolmen #ancientpenwith #archaeology #architecture #constructedimage #montage #capstone #ritual #ceremony #mimesis #ancientlandscape #ancestorsmore at montagecity.com

/ Comments Off on chun quoit. constructed image. chûn quoit is one of group of similar monuments found in west penwith, although a few exist further east in cornwall. these are described as portal dolmen or chambered tombs and are also found elsewhere along the atlantic seaboard, and suggest close links with those in wales, ireland and brittany. dated to the 3rd or 4th millennia bc. chun quoit is surrounded by traces of a large low stony mound, surrounded by kerb stones. this was unlikely to have been very high and the capstone at least always visible. other stones visible in the top of the mound have been interpreted as the remains of burial boxes or cists. there may have been a ‘forecourt’ in front of the entrance to the chamber which would have provided the setting for ceremonial rites and rituals. the monument is certainly likely to be multi functional with their architectures expressing a sophisticated and highly developed cosmology. acting as a repository for ancestral remains, establishing claims or ties with an associated territory, often sited with panoramic views over surrounding hills, rivers and seascapes, underlining the communities stewardship of the surrounding landscape. local ground stones carefully chosen for their mimetic form, and reflecting the shape of the surrounding hills and tors. lifted up and finely balanced on their supporting portal stones so they appear to float, demonstrating through this communal act of labour the growing importance of the bond between land and tribal identity. the site may well be a conspicuous arrangement of found but specific stones, landscape positioning and aspect, lunar and solar orientation, and expressive architectural construction establishing a highly sophisticated motivated and developing collective identity. …#neolithic #ancientarchitecture #monument #monuments #quoits #portaldolmen #ancientpenwith #archaeology #architecture #constructedimage #montage #capstone #ritual #ceremony #mimesis #ancientlandscape #ancestorsmore at montagecity.com

chun quoit. constructed image. chûn quoit is one of group of similar monuments found in west penwith, although a few exist further east in cornwall. these are described as portal dolmen or chambered tombs and are also found elsewhere along the atlantic seaboard, and suggest close links with those in wales, ireland and brittany. dated to the 3rd or 4th millennia bc. chun quoit is surrounded by traces of a large low stony mound, surrounded by kerb stones. this was unlikely to have been very high and the capstone at least always visible. other stones visible in the top of the mound have been interpreted as the remains of burial boxes or cists. there may have been a ‘forecourt’ in front of the entrance to the chamber which would have provided the setting for ceremonial rites and rituals. the monument is certainly likely to be multi functional with their architectures expressing a sophisticated and highly developed cosmology. acting as a repository for ancestral remains, establishing claims or ties with an associated territory, often sited with panoramic views over surrounding hills, rivers and seascapes, underlining the communities stewardship of the surrounding landscape. local ground stones carefully chosen for their mimetic form, and reflecting the shape of the surrounding hills and tors. lifted up and finely balanced on their supporting portal stones so they appear to float, demonstrating through this communal act of labour the growing importance of the bond between land and tribal identity. the site may well be a conspicuous arrangement of found but specific stones, landscape positioning and aspect, lunar and solar orientation, and expressive architectural construction establishing a highly sophisticated motivated and developing collective identity. …#neolithic #ancientarchitecture #monument #monuments #quoits #portaldolmen #ancientpenwith #archaeology #architecture #constructedimage #montage #capstone #ritual #ceremony #mimesis #ancientlandscape #ancestorsmore at montagecity.com

/ Comments Off on chun quoit. constructed image. chûn quoit is one of group of similar monuments found in west penwith, although a few exist further east in cornwall. these are described as portal dolmen or chambered tombs and are also found elsewhere along the atlantic seaboard, and suggest close links with those in wales, ireland and brittany. dated to the 3rd or 4th millennia bc. chun quoit is surrounded by traces of a large low stony mound, surrounded by kerb stones. this was unlikely to have been very high and the capstone at least always visible. other stones visible in the top of the mound have been interpreted as the remains of burial boxes or cists. there may have been a ‘forecourt’ in front of the entrance to the chamber which would have provided the setting for ceremonial rites and rituals. the monument is certainly likely to be multi functional with their architectures expressing a sophisticated and highly developed cosmology. acting as a repository for ancestral remains, establishing claims or ties with an associated territory, often sited with panoramic views over surrounding hills, rivers and seascapes, underlining the communities stewardship of the surrounding landscape. local ground stones carefully chosen for their mimetic form, and reflecting the shape of the surrounding hills and tors. lifted up and finely balanced on their supporting portal stones so they appear to float, demonstrating through this communal act of labour the growing importance of the bond between land and tribal identity. the site may well be a conspicuous arrangement of found but specific stones, landscape positioning and aspect, lunar and solar orientation, and expressive architectural construction establishing a highly sophisticated motivated and developing collective identity. …#neolithic #ancientarchitecture #monument #monuments #quoits #portaldolmen #ancientpenwith #archaeology #architecture #constructedimage #montage #capstone #ritual #ceremony #mimesis #ancientlandscape #ancestorsmore at montagecity.com

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.

/ Comments Off on 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.

/ Comments Off on 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.

a very rare, once-in-a-lifetime celestial event will shine brightly in the south westerly sky on this winter solstice on monday evening when saturn and jupiter are in conjunction. let’s hope the weather improves sufficiently to be able to celebrate this very rare event. the next time the get this close together will be in 2414 but not at the winter solstice….#saturn #jupiter #conjuntion #wintersolstice #winterslostice2029#astronomicalalignment #astronomy

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a very rare, once-in-a-lifetime celestial event will shine brightly in the south westerly sky on this winter solstice on monday evening when saturn and jupiter are in conjunction. let’s hope the weather improves sufficiently to be able to celebrate this very rare event. the next time the get this close together will be in 2414 but not at the winter solstice….#saturn #jupiter #conjuntion #wintersolstice #winterslostice2029#astronomicalalignment #astronomy

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constructed image. components -constructed insert placed in the transept of gloucester cathedral. -from prehistory late neolithic stone row at merrivale. ANTE-CHAMBER: 187 OBJECTS: concrete/plaster:150x275x250mm /15mx5mx250mm/ individual sculptures have been cast from edited fragments of found packaging, originally containing serially produced objects. these sections of packaging function as waste moulds for plaster and concrete sculptures/ a consumer driven capitalist society has an unquenchable appetite for new technology, new objects, and new products/ these abstracted sculptural pieces act as an archive/ as containers for the edited fragments that record the trace elements of a society of mass consumption/ in this sense, they contain the archeological evidence of a global consumerist culture, frozen in a series of modern anthropological artefacts. they are the critical ante-chambers containing material that appears both ancient and modern. MERRIVALE STONE ROW. viewed from the blocking stone of the southern row. part of a ceremonial an extensive complex combining three stone rows, cairns, a burial cist, standing stones and stone circle. the pair of rows follow the spine of a low ridge that slopes down to the southwest. the two rows are of differing lengths, the southern row is longer and more complete, with a triangular blocking stone at its head over a metre tall. it is a double avenue of some 200 stone of up to about half a metre high. it is 260 metres long oriented west-southwest and terminating at a pair of stones,. a second row, lies 25meters to the north and separated by a manmade leat. 180 metres long it runs almost parallel with its neighbour. a double row with around 160 smaller stones. a squat blocking stone exists at the eastern end. a third row exists about two thirds of the way along the southern row of about six stones leading away to the southwest, to a damaged cairn. the diagram shows some significant solar alignments. ..#insert #constructedimage #gloucestercathedral #installation #sculpture #neolithic #ancientandmodern #ancientsites #neolithic #megalithicmonuments #megaliths #ancientmonuments #monument

/ Comments Off on constructed image. components -constructed insert placed in the transept of gloucester cathedral. -from prehistory late neolithic stone row at merrivale. ANTE-CHAMBER: 187 OBJECTS: concrete/plaster:150x275x250mm /15mx5mx250mm/ individual sculptures have been cast from edited fragments of found packaging, originally containing serially produced objects. these sections of packaging function as waste moulds for plaster and concrete sculptures/ a consumer driven capitalist society has an unquenchable appetite for new technology, new objects, and new products/ these abstracted sculptural pieces act as an archive/ as containers for the edited fragments that record the trace elements of a society of mass consumption/ in this sense, they contain the archeological evidence of a global consumerist culture, frozen in a series of modern anthropological artefacts. they are the critical ante-chambers containing material that appears both ancient and modern. MERRIVALE STONE ROW. viewed from the blocking stone of the southern row. part of a ceremonial an extensive complex combining three stone rows, cairns, a burial cist, standing stones and stone circle. the pair of rows follow the spine of a low ridge that slopes down to the southwest. the two rows are of differing lengths, the southern row is longer and more complete, with a triangular blocking stone at its head over a metre tall. it is a double avenue of some 200 stone of up to about half a metre high. it is 260 metres long oriented west-southwest and terminating at a pair of stones,. a second row, lies 25meters to the north and separated by a manmade leat. 180 metres long it runs almost parallel with its neighbour. a double row with around 160 smaller stones. a squat blocking stone exists at the eastern end. a third row exists about two thirds of the way along the southern row of about six stones leading away to the southwest, to a damaged cairn. the diagram shows some significant solar alignments. ..#insert #constructedimage #gloucestercathedral #installation #sculpture #neolithic #ancientandmodern #ancientsites #neolithic #megalithicmonuments #megaliths #ancientmonuments #monument

constructed image. components -constructed insert placed in the transept of gloucester cathedral. -from prehistory late neolithic stone row at merrivale. ANTE-CHAMBER: 187 OBJECTS: concrete/plaster:150x275x250mm /15mx5mx250mm/ individual sculptures have been cast from edited fragments of found packaging, originally containing serially produced objects. these sections of packaging function as waste moulds for plaster and concrete sculptures/ a consumer driven capitalist society has an unquenchable appetite for new technology, new objects, and new products/ these abstracted sculptural pieces act as an archive/ as containers for the edited fragments that record the trace elements of a society of mass consumption/ in this sense, they contain the archeological evidence of a global consumerist culture, frozen in a series of modern anthropological artefacts. they are the critical ante-chambers containing material that appears both ancient and modern. MERRIVALE STONE ROW. viewed from the blocking stone of the southern row. part of a ceremonial an extensive complex combining three stone rows, cairns, a burial cist, standing stones and stone circle. the pair of rows follow the spine of a low ridge that slopes down to the southwest. the two rows are of differing lengths, the southern row is longer and more complete, with a triangular blocking stone at its head over a metre tall. it is a double avenue of some 200 stone of up to about half a metre high. it is 260 metres long oriented west-southwest and terminating at a pair of stones,. a second row, lies 25meters to the north and separated by a manmade leat. 180 metres long it runs almost parallel with its neighbour. a double row with around 160 smaller stones. a squat blocking stone exists at the eastern end. a third row exists about two thirds of the way along the southern row of about six stones leading away to the southwest, to a damaged cairn. the diagram shows some significant solar alignments. ..#insert #constructedimage #gloucestercathedral #installation #sculpture #neolithic #ancientandmodern #ancientsites #neolithic #megalithicmonuments #megaliths #ancientmonuments #monument

/ Comments Off on constructed image. components -constructed insert placed in the transept of gloucester cathedral. -from prehistory late neolithic stone row at merrivale. ANTE-CHAMBER: 187 OBJECTS: concrete/plaster:150x275x250mm /15mx5mx250mm/ individual sculptures have been cast from edited fragments of found packaging, originally containing serially produced objects. these sections of packaging function as waste moulds for plaster and concrete sculptures/ a consumer driven capitalist society has an unquenchable appetite for new technology, new objects, and new products/ these abstracted sculptural pieces act as an archive/ as containers for the edited fragments that record the trace elements of a society of mass consumption/ in this sense, they contain the archeological evidence of a global consumerist culture, frozen in a series of modern anthropological artefacts. they are the critical ante-chambers containing material that appears both ancient and modern. MERRIVALE STONE ROW. viewed from the blocking stone of the southern row. part of a ceremonial an extensive complex combining three stone rows, cairns, a burial cist, standing stones and stone circle. the pair of rows follow the spine of a low ridge that slopes down to the southwest. the two rows are of differing lengths, the southern row is longer and more complete, with a triangular blocking stone at its head over a metre tall. it is a double avenue of some 200 stone of up to about half a metre high. it is 260 metres long oriented west-southwest and terminating at a pair of stones,. a second row, lies 25meters to the north and separated by a manmade leat. 180 metres long it runs almost parallel with its neighbour. a double row with around 160 smaller stones. a squat blocking stone exists at the eastern end. a third row exists about two thirds of the way along the southern row of about six stones leading away to the southwest, to a damaged cairn. the diagram shows some significant solar alignments. ..#insert #constructedimage #gloucestercathedral #installation #sculpture #neolithic #ancientandmodern #ancientsites #neolithic #megalithicmonuments #megaliths #ancientmonuments #monument

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 be a balancing action apparently rocking in heavy winds or by applying pressure to one of its edges. they are finely balanced so that the use of a small force allows them to rock. it is well known that extremely large holders can be moved considerable distances using two small stones acting as fulcrum points and spinning them consecutively. however logan stones are locked into position and only move in one direction in relation to its fulcrum point.  pliny the elder (23–79) wrote about a rock near harpasa (in caria, asia minor) that could be moved with a finger but could not be dislodged with a thrust of the whole body. ptolemy (ca. 90 – ca. 168) wrote about the gygonian rock, which he claimed could be moved by pushing on it with the stalk of an asphodel, but could not be removed by any force. they are found throughout the world and can be attributed to natural formation through glacial action or tor formation although some are considered to be created by human agency and are megalithic formations. this ability to move using minimum force has given them apparent magical qualities.  they have attracted much attention over the course of their existence and the many myths connected to them, variously associated with burial or ceremonial uses, have endorsed their mythic force in the minds of our. many were move into a stationary position by christian zealots under cromwells commonwealth determined to undermine their ‘superstitious’ power and influence. the rocking stone near cliffs at st davids pembrokeshire was moved into a stationery position and the loganstone men amber at penndennis, cornwall was destroyed.  not yet acknowledged as a logan stone, the balanced stone at carnstabba nr halestown, st.ives is nevertheless a possible candidate. its quoit-like shape and form is a notable marker within the surrounding landscape. it is inter-visible from the three high points to the south and west; the tor enclosure of trencrom ; the ceremonial complex at trink hill; and the major tors on rosewall hill

/ Comments Off on 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 be a balancing action apparently rocking in heavy winds or by applying pressure to one of its edges. they are finely balanced so that the use of a small force allows them to rock. it is well known that extremely large holders can be moved considerable distances using two small stones acting as fulcrum points and spinning them consecutively. however logan stones are locked into position and only move in one direction in relation to its fulcrum point.  pliny the elder (23–79) wrote about a rock near harpasa (in caria, asia minor) that could be moved with a finger but could not be dislodged with a thrust of the whole body. ptolemy (ca. 90 – ca. 168) wrote about the gygonian rock, which he claimed could be moved by pushing on it with the stalk of an asphodel, but could not be removed by any force. they are found throughout the world and can be attributed to natural formation through glacial action or tor formation although some are considered to be created by human agency and are megalithic formations. this ability to move using minimum force has given them apparent magical qualities.  they have attracted much attention over the course of their existence and the many myths connected to them, variously associated with burial or ceremonial uses, have endorsed their mythic force in the minds of our. many were move into a stationary position by christian zealots under cromwells commonwealth determined to undermine their ‘superstitious’ power and influence. the rocking stone near cliffs at st davids pembrokeshire was moved into a stationery position and the loganstone men amber at penndennis, cornwall was destroyed.  not yet acknowledged as a logan stone, the balanced stone at carnstabba nr halestown, st.ives is nevertheless a possible candidate. its quoit-like shape and form is a notable marker within the surrounding landscape. it is inter-visible from the three high points to the south and west; the tor enclosure of trencrom ; the ceremonial complex at trink hill; and the major tors on rosewall hill

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 be a balancing action apparently rocking in heavy winds or by applying pressure to one of its edges. they are finely balanced so that the use of a small force allows them to rock. it is well known that extremely large holders can be moved considerable distances using two small stones acting as fulcrum points and spinning them consecutively. however logan stones are locked into position and only move in one direction in relation to its fulcrum point.  pliny the elder (23–79) wrote about a rock near harpasa (in caria, asia minor) that could be moved with a finger but could not be dislodged with a thrust of the whole body. ptolemy (ca. 90 – ca. 168) wrote about the gygonian rock, which he claimed could be moved by pushing on it with the stalk of an asphodel, but could not be removed by any force. they are found throughout the world and can be attributed to natural formation through glacial action or tor formation although some are considered to be created by human agency and are megalithic formations. this ability to move using minimum force has given them apparent magical qualities.  they have attracted much attention over the course of their existence and the many myths connected to them, variously associated with burial or ceremonial uses, have endorsed their mythic force in the minds of our. many were move into a stationary position by christian zealots under cromwells commonwealth determined to undermine their ‘superstitious’ power and influence. the rocking stone near cliffs at st davids pembrokeshire was moved into a stationery position and the loganstone men amber at penndennis, cornwall was destroyed.  not yet acknowledged as a logan stone, the balanced stone at carnstabba nr halestown, st.ives is nevertheless a possible candidate. its quoit-like shape and form is a notable marker within the surrounding landscape. it is inter-visible from the three high points to the south and west; the tor enclosure of trencrom ; the ceremonial complex at trink hill; and the major tors on rosewall hill

/ Comments Off on 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 be a balancing action apparently rocking in heavy winds or by applying pressure to one of its edges. they are finely balanced so that the use of a small force allows them to rock. it is well known that extremely large holders can be moved considerable distances using two small stones acting as fulcrum points and spinning them consecutively. however logan stones are locked into position and only move in one direction in relation to its fulcrum point.  pliny the elder (23–79) wrote about a rock near harpasa (in caria, asia minor) that could be moved with a finger but could not be dislodged with a thrust of the whole body. ptolemy (ca. 90 – ca. 168) wrote about the gygonian rock, which he claimed could be moved by pushing on it with the stalk of an asphodel, but could not be removed by any force. they are found throughout the world and can be attributed to natural formation through glacial action or tor formation although some are considered to be created by human agency and are megalithic formations. this ability to move using minimum force has given them apparent magical qualities.  they have attracted much attention over the course of their existence and the many myths connected to them, variously associated with burial or ceremonial uses, have endorsed their mythic force in the minds of our. many were move into a stationary position by christian zealots under cromwells commonwealth determined to undermine their ‘superstitious’ power and influence. the rocking stone near cliffs at st davids pembrokeshire was moved into a stationery position and the loganstone men amber at penndennis, cornwall was destroyed.  not yet acknowledged as a logan stone, the balanced stone at carnstabba nr halestown, st.ives is nevertheless a possible candidate. its quoit-like shape and form is a notable marker within the surrounding landscape. it is inter-visible from the three high points to the south and west; the tor enclosure of trencrom ; the ceremonial complex at trink hill; and the major tors on rosewall hill

dust gate. workshop project. hoovering up the dust of history…the phantasmagoric understanding of modernity as a chain of events that leads with unbroken, historical continuity to therealization of social utopia, a ‘heaven' of class harmony and material abundance – this conceptual constellation blocked revolutionary consciousness like an astrological force. benjamin focuses onsmall, overlooked motifs in the historical sources that explode it.where the myth imagined the force of machines as a power driving history forward, benjamin provides material evidence that history has not budged. Indeed, history stands so still, it gathers dust. the historical documents attest to it.In 1859: return from the courses de la marche: ‘the dust has surpassed all expectations. the elegant people back from the marche are practically buriedunder it, just as at pompeii; and they have to be disinterred, if not with pick axes, then at least with a brush.' dust settles over paris, stirs, and settles again. It drifts into thepassages and collects in their corners; it catches in the velvet drapes and upholstery of bourgeois parlors; it clings to the historical wax figures in the musee gravin. the fashionable trains on women's dresses sweep through dust. ‘under louis-philippe dust even spreads itself over the revolutions.’from the dialectics of seeing by susan buck-morss quoting walter benjamin's arcades project….#dust #phantasmagoria #wallterbenjamin #acadesproject #daspassagenwerk #revolution #myth #pompeii #socialutopia #history #dialecticsofseeing #susanbuckmorsssee montagecity.com

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dust gate. workshop project. hoovering up the dust of history…the phantasmagoric understanding of modernity as a chain of events that leads with unbroken, historical continuity to therealization of social utopia, a ‘heaven' of class harmony and material abundance – this conceptual constellation blocked revolutionary consciousness like an astrological force. benjamin focuses onsmall, overlooked motifs in the historical sources that explode it.where the myth imagined the force of machines as a power driving history forward, benjamin provides material evidence that history has not budged. Indeed, history stands so still, it gathers dust. the historical documents attest to it.In 1859: return from the courses de la marche: ‘the dust has surpassed all expectations. the elegant people back from the marche are practically buriedunder it, just as at pompeii; and they have to be disinterred, if not with pick axes, then at least with a brush.' dust settles over paris, stirs, and settles again. It drifts into thepassages and collects in their corners; it catches in the velvet drapes and upholstery of bourgeois parlors; it clings to the historical wax figures in the musee gravin. the fashionable trains on women's dresses sweep through dust. ‘under louis-philippe dust even spreads itself over the revolutions.’from the dialectics of seeing by susan buck-morss quoting walter benjamin's arcades project….#dust #phantasmagoria #wallterbenjamin #acadesproject #daspassagenwerk #revolution #myth #pompeii #socialutopia #history #dialecticsofseeing #susanbuckmorsssee montagecity.com

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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

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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

/ Comments Off on 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