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Braich y Dinas (Hillfort)


Extensive photos of the excavation of the Braich y Dinas hillfort before it was completely destroyed by quarrying in the 20th century.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th April 2018ce

Kendrick's Cave (Cave / Rock Shelter)

Llandudno Caves

Excellent website detailing the caves on Great Orme.

Unfortunately it indicates that the cave shown in the images on TMA is Elephant's Cave rather than either of Kendrick's Caves.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
25th April 2018ce

Kimonaster Middle (Passage Grave)

The Sacred Island

Some of the history and some more photos of this ruined, and pretty much lost, passage grave cemetery.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
21st April 2018ce

Thimbleby Moor Nine Stones (Stone Circle)

The Smell of Water - Nine Stones

fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
19th April 2018ce

Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham (Region)

Prehistoric Funerary & Ritual Sites: Denbighshire and East Conwy PROJECT REPORT

Comprehensive survey of prehistoric monuments of Denbighshire and East Conwy.

Opens a pdf.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12th April 2018ce

Barclodiad-y-Gawres (Chambered Cairn)

Archaeologists revealing never-before-seen secrets of prehistoric burial chamber

News courtesy of 'Standing with Stones' website.
moss Posted by moss
11th April 2018ce

Gibbet Rath

Gibbet Rath executions @ Wikipedia

Most of the links on Gibbet Rath refer to more recent bloody history.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
3rd April 2018ce

Cefn Penagored (Kerbed Cairn)

Coflein site page

A link to the Coflein site page for Cefn Penagored, with pictures.
postman Posted by postman
26th March 2018ce

Castle Dykes, Wensleydale (Henge)

Yoredale - Castle Dykes

fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
6th February 2018ce

Twyn y Parc (Promontory Fort)


'A later Prehistoric style fort formed by strong ramparts cut across the narrow neck of a long and straggling cliff-girt promontory.'
moss Posted by moss
2nd February 2018ce

Asheldham Camp (Plateau Fort)

Asheldham Camp - Essex Family History

14th January 2018ce


The Threat to Cornwall's Heritage by Elizabeth Dale

Cornwall is blessed with a long and fascinating history. Although visitors are often drawn to the county by the so called ‘Poldark effect’ many more are also seeking out our enigmatic prehistoric monuments. Elizabeth Dale investigates the hidden threat to this precious heritage.
moss Posted by moss
14th January 2018ce

Delfour (Clava Cairn)

Stones Of Wonder

Good description and some handy info about the cairn. Couple of nice photos as well.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
3rd January 2018ce

The Devil's Arrows (Standing Stones)

The Smell of Water - The Devil's Arrows

fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
10th December 2017ce


Irish National Folklore Collection

[T]he National Folklore Collection UCD, [is] an institute recognised as one of Europe’s largest archives of oral tradition and cultural history. Visitors to the Collection are invited to explore a large selection of books, manuscripts, audio recordings, videos and photographs, drawings and paintings dealing with Irish life, folk history and culture.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
6th December 2017ce

Penchrise Pen (Hillfort)


Nice wintry film of the fort.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th November 2017ce


Beautiful winter scenes of the fort.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th November 2017ce

Westerton (Standing Stone / Menhir)


Interesting picture.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th November 2017ce

Ardrahan (Standing Stone / Menhir)

If you want to see Ardrahan phallus stone in all its glory....
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
2nd November 2017ce

Carrowmore Complex

The Sacred Island

The Sacred Island provides among others a section for Carrowmore with a clickable map and extensive information for all tombs of the Carrowmore Complex
Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
1st November 2017ce

Emblance Downs (Stone Circle)

Emblance Downs Twin Circles

Earlier this year the TimeSeekers volunteer clearance group highlighted three or four stone circles on Bodmin Moor that could benefit from a vegetation clearance and general tidy up. The twin circles on Emblance Downs were two such circles, so, after gaining the necessary approval from the Landowner, Natural England and Historic England, we were set to commence our work on the 21st August.
moss Posted by moss
31st October 2017ce

Slaterich (Cist)

Slaterich Cists

Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
21st October 2017ce

Toe Head (Broch)


Details of the excavations and some lovely aerial photos.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th October 2017ce

Thing's Va (Broch)


More about the Iron Age Broch.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th October 2017ce

Rudston Monolith (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Cursuses relating to the Rudston Monolith

The Rudston cursus group consists of four cursuses stretching along the bottom and sides of the Great Wold Valley. At least one end of each of the monument are to be found on the elevated chalk ridges which surround Rudston. The valley contains the Gypsey Race, one of the rare streams across the chalklands, and two of the cursuses (A and C) cross this stream. The Rudston group contains an unparalleled concentration of cursus monuments. Cursus A is the southern most of the group. The southern end of the cursus survives as an earthwork and the remainder is visible on air photographs as two parallel ditches. The cursus is 2700 metres long by circa 58 metres, it tapers to 41 metres at the south terminal. Cursus A is the only one of the group where both ends are visible, both of the terminals are square in plan. The earthwork was excavated in the mid 19th century by Greenwell and showed what appeared to be a round barrow raised upon the surface of a long mound. This excavation produced six burials (two with Beakers), only one of which Greenwell considered to be primary, and a considerable amount of pottery. These burials were inserted into the south end of the cursus monument in the early bronze age. Greenwell also found sherds of earlier Neolithic pottery, along with worked flint and animal bones on the ground surface beneath the bank of the cursus. A second excavation across the west ditch in 1958 recovered 24 small pieces of Beaker pottery from the bottom 18 inches of the ditch fill, excluding the primary fill, and 4 larger pieces from the primary fill. There is evidence to suggest that the ditch was recut at this point explaining the presence of the later pottery.
moss Posted by moss
30th September 2017ce
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