That’s the point of this thread. If more than three capstones are showing a similar shape and positioning it’s reasonable to assume there’s a shared belief system at work - and as I said above, it’s fun to speculate what that might be.
As mentioned previously there are much more than just three .
"Nearly half of portal tombs face a general East and nearly always aligned along a valley with the entrance facing the source of a water course these points are clearly related to UK/Irish geomorphology ."
Nearly half face East. Which isn't the same as nearly half have a pointy capstone with the point built to face downwards. I can see there's plenty of evidence around general shape, positioning and alignment. I've not yet seen similar analysis about how many have pointy-end downward capstones.
The problem for me is, if there are three that do, but another three that don't, in the same area, what does that prove? I'm not sure it proves anything. You can build a hypothesis around this, but then you have to account for the examples that don't fit as well as the ones that do.
Are we in danger of looking for patterns that aren't there?
No , but along with the alignmnets along valleys etc it is more than just noteworthy . Apart from the previously mentioned http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/2016/fenagh_beg.html . where are the other cases of pointy ends not facing down or level ?
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