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Nettletar (Broch) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Nettletar</b>Posted by wideford wideford Posted by wideford
17th January 2017ce

Loch Head (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Loch Head</b>Posted by spencer spencer Posted by spencer
17th January 2017ce

Drumtroddan Standing Stones — Images

<b>Drumtroddan Standing Stones</b>Posted by spencer spencer Posted by spencer
17th January 2017ce

Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor — Images

<b>Carl Wark & Hathersage Moor</b>Posted by spencer spencer Posted by spencer
17th January 2017ce

Scotland (Country) — Links

shoreUPDATE


The interactive website of SHARP, Scotland's Coastal Heritage At Risk Register. News, events, interactive map of the 940+ sites at highest risk. Report via it any deterioration. A useful and worthy resource. Some of those sites may undoubtedly be yet to added to TMA too.
spencer Posted by spencer
16th January 2017ce

Orkney — Links

Orkneyjar Archaeology


What it says...there is already a link for Orkneyjar, tucked right down at the bottom of the page, dated from 2001. That covers a different part of the website, the 'history' bit. Sixteen years on the archaeology section has grown into an invaluable resource, and deserves to be at the top of the links and the first port of call for those visiting TMA interested in Orcadian archaeology. I therefore hope that this 'sort of relink' will be allowed to stand.
spencer Posted by spencer
16th January 2017ce

Knowe of Skea (Chambered Cairn) — Miscellaneous

I hope TMA Eds will forgive me adding a site I may never visit, but from what I have read so far it is a very intriguing place, little known, which may prove to be of considerable importance, and would appear to be in part contemporary with Ness of Brodgar. A tomb of unusual size. See also the separate eponymous entry for the nearby Iron Age part of this complex, and the link within it. spencer Posted by spencer
16th January 2017ce

Knowe of Skea (Iron Age Shrine) — Links

Orkneyjar


A very interesting piece on Iron Age Orcadian burial practice, based on excavation of this structure.
spencer Posted by spencer
16th January 2017ce

Knowe of Skea (Iron Age Shrine) — Miscellaneous

This lies due north of the of the earlier and unusually large sized chambered tomb for which there is an eponymous but separate site entry. An underpublicised complex of importance. See link below for excavation details, and read the Canmore entry linked to the chambered tomb. spencer Posted by spencer
16th January 2017ce

Knowe of Skea (Chambered Cairn) — Links

Canmore


The Canmore entry for a most intriguing complex of Bronze and Iron Age structures which are under threat of coastal erosion and where excavation has taken place for several years.
spencer Posted by spencer
16th January 2017ce

Cribarth (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Cribarth</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15th January 2017ce

Pwll Byfre (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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15th January 2017ce

Blackmoor (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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15th January 2017ce

Ballintruer More (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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15th January 2017ce

Blessington Demesne 1 (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

<b>Blessington Demesne 1</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
15th January 2017ce

Donard (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

<b>Donard</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Donard</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
15th January 2017ce

Castleruddery (Stone Circle) — Images

<b>Castleruddery</b>Posted by ryaner<b>Castleruddery</b>Posted by ryaner ryaner Posted by ryaner
15th January 2017ce

Stonehenge and its Environs — Links

UNESCO Astronomy and World Heritage Portal


Welcome to the integrated web portal for UNESCO’s Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative, supported by the International Working Group on Astronomy and World Heritage and by the International Astronomical Union through its Commission C4 on World Heritage and Astronomy.

We encourage professional users to register and log in in order to view detailed information, for example on preparing a nomination dossier.

UNESCO’s Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative exists to raise awareness of the importance of astronomical heritage worldwide and to facilitate efforts to identify, protect and preserve such heritage for the benefit of humankind, both now and in the future.
Chance Posted by Chance
15th January 2017ce

Pen y Waun Dwr Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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15th January 2017ce

Pen y Waun Dwr (Round Cairn) — Images

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15th January 2017ce

Y Gaer (Defynnog) (Enclosure) — Images

<b>Y Gaer (Defynnog)</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15th January 2017ce

Fan Gyhirych (Round Cairn) — Images

<b>Fan Gyhirych</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15th January 2017ce

Stonehenge and its Environs — News

Highways England A303 consulation


Lots of paperwork here:
https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/cip/a303-stonehenge/
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15th January 2017ce

Pen y Waun Dwr Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Miscellaneous

CPAT description of the stone:
Standing stone, comprising a sandstone slab 0.8m high x 0.5m x 0.15m, aligned NNE-SSW, leaning slightly to the ENE,and with an area of sheep scour around its base on that side. On its WNW side is a recumbent slab of limestone which does not appear to have ever been erect, and may well be natural. The standing stone is sited on a west-facing slope, with views to west and north-west.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13th January 2017ce

Cherhill Down and Oldbury (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

I called here on my way to my parents near Swindon and hadn’t been here for more than 20 years prior to this. It’s very easy to locate owing to the Lansdowne Monument, a 38m stone obelisk on Cherhill Down visible from both the A4 and the A361. Because of its proximity to Avebury, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow, et al., the area is littered with sites from the Neolithic to the Iron Age and also includes more recent works like the white horse cut in 1780. I parked at the run off East of the hill fort in what must have been the Old Bath Road before it was metalled and straightened somewhat and made my way past the gallops and up towards the top of the Down. The path isn’t very obvious from this direction, but you do get to see a lot of earthworks which may, or may not, be connected with the hill fort. Some may be hut circles or animal pens, others might be dew ponds or slightly unambitious chalk quarries. Reaching the South East corner (it’s not round!) of the hill fort you get great views of the surrounding hills to the South and West including the linear Bronze Age barrow groups on Morgans Hill and also an impression of the scale of the mighty banks and ditches of the fort itself. Early evening is almost always the best time to visit these kind of sites, particularly if you have low raking sunlight. It brings out the best definition and colour in the landscape and makes it almost heartbreakingly beautiful and, for me, tinged with nostalgia. Moving around the earthworks in a clockwise direction you come past the Lansdowne Monument and get a good view of the long barrow, the oldest element in the vicinity, standing on a slight promontory just below it. By this time it’s becoming clear that the Western horizon is filling with rain clouds and so I head North East again taking in the white horse and then exit via the hill fort’s Eastern opening descending back towards the A4. As you get to the bottom of this track you’ll notice a fine barrow in the corner of a field (Cherhill 4 - not very romantic is it?) and if you turn right you’re back on the Old Bath Road track which is where the parking place is. By now the weather was going into overdrive and though the torrential downpour I’d been anticipating hadn’t yet materialised, the sky was now leaden and a fantastic rainbow appeared at the end of the track urging me onwards. Before you get to the parking spot there’s another large barrow right beside the track which, although I didn’t notice at the time, has a World War Two bunker built into the North side of it. This makes strategic sense in terms of the now disused Yatesbury airfield just the other side of the A4. I reach my car just in the nick of time as the raindrops descend. What luck! What weather! What poetry! A R Cane Posted by A R Cane
13th January 2017ce

Cherhill Down and Oldbury (Hillfort) — Images

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13th January 2017ce
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