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Priapus Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Journal of antiquities page about the stone


juamei Posted by juamei
18th August 2017ce

Uffington White Horse (Hill Figure)

White Horse of the Sun


"Carved into the chalk of a hillside in southern England, the Uffington White Horse is utterly unique. Stretching 360 feet from head to tail, it is the only prehistoric geoglyph—a large-scale design created using elements of the natural landscape—known in Europe. “There’s just nothing like it,” says University of Southampton archaeologist Joshua Pollard, who points to the Nazca lines in Peru as the closest parallel. Pollard says that because the site is so anomalous, researchers have resisted grappling with its distinct nature. As a consequence, few new interpretations of the site have been advanced since the early twentieth century. “Archaeologists are tripped up by things that are unique,” says Pollard, “and the White Horse has thrown us.” But now, after making a close study of the site and its relationship to the landscape around it, Pollard has developed a theory that connects the Uffington Horse with an ancient mythological tradition ..."
tjj Posted by tjj
16th August 2017ce

Crown End, Westerdale (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

The Smell of Water - Crown End


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
16th August 2017ce

Hendraburnick Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech)

HENDRABURNICK ‘QUOIT’ – THE MOST DECORATED STONE IN SOUTHERN BRITAIN?


Blog post about the photogrammetry survey of the rock art on the top of the Quoit.
juamei Posted by juamei
8th August 2017ce

Leckie Broch Carving 1 & 2 (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

The Northern Antiquarian


The second piece of rock art.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
25th July 2017ce

The Northern Antiquarian


Great pictures of the carvings.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
25th July 2017ce

Leckie (Broch)

Canmore


Good photo of the site.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
25th July 2017ce

Newgrange (Passage Grave)

Mythical Ireland - Newgrange folklore


"The earliest antiquarians who visited, documented, sketched and spoke about Newgrange sometimes get a hard time from the modern academic establishment. The writings of Lhwyd and Molyneux and Pownall and Vallancey are all criticised for one reason or another (poor Charles Vallancey is largely ridiculed, perhaps because he referred to Newgrange as a Mithraic temple). All of the early antiquarian accounts of the monument are valuable for one reason or another. Some of them have captured aspects of the monument that have disappeared since they wrote. Without the tools and techniques of modern archaeology, all of them were poking around in the dark, so to speak. They couldn't have known the true age of Newgrange, nor could they have appreciated the skills of the artists and builders who created it, those whom they all too often referred to as barbarous. .... "
tjj Posted by tjj
20th July 2017ce

South Howe (Broch)

Canmore


Archaeology Notes
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th July 2017ce

The Seven Stones (Standing Stones)

The Smell of Water - Scarth Wood Moor


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
16th July 2017ce

Gerrick Moor (Standing Stone / Menhir)

The Smell of Water - Gerrick Moor


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
16th July 2017ce

Maeshowe (Chambered Tomb)

Historic Scotland 3D


New 3D exploration app for Maes Howe from Historic Scotland.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th June 2017ce

Ringses Camp, Beanley Moor (Hillfort)

Internet Archive


Notes Archaeological, Geological, etc. on Beanley Moor and the vicinity of Kemmer Lough. From the MSS of George Tate. In the History of the Berwickshire Naturalists Club, volume 23, 1890.

He mentions the carved stones, and also the 'detached blocks of stones which are usually covered over with lichens, and hoary with age, are here called "Grey Mares".'
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th June 2017ce

Bryn Celli Ddu (Chambered Cairn)

Bryn Celli Ddu in new CGI film


Known as one of the most evocative archaeological sites in Britain, the 5,000-year old monument was once constructed to protect and pay respect to the remains of ancestors. It is the only site in Wales that has a solar alignment, where the sun casts a beam of light into the monument on the summer solstice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay8ZhWX4nUg
moss Posted by moss
9th June 2017ce

Wiltshire

Lecture: The Making of Prehistoric Wiltshire


The Making of Prehistoric Wiltshire' by David Field and David McOmish with photographs by Steve Speller provides an up-to-date account of the prehistory of Wiltshire from the earliest evidence for human occupation to the influence on the Romano-British countryside.
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
3rd June 2017ce

Aviemore (Clava Cairn)

The Urban Prehistorian


"A description of a megalith in the words of others"

Ken Brophy's latest blog
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th May 2017ce

Cullernie (Ring Cairn)

Archaeology Data Service


'Descriptive notes on the stone circles of Strathnairn and neighbourhood of Inverness' by James Fraser (PSAS May 12, 1884).
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
11th May 2017ce

Wales (Country)

Historic Place Names


The List of Historic Place Names of Wales is a groundbreaking and innovative resource that contains hundreds of thousands of place names collected from historical maps and other sources. It provides a fascinating insight into the land-use, archaeology and history of Wales.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
8th May 2017ce

Newton Mulgrave Long Barrow

The Smell of Water


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th April 2017ce

North Ballachulish (Cup Marked Stone)

Through the Eyes of the Ballachulish Goddess


Rock art and a goddess combined in this beautiful spot, sad that the effigy has been allowed to shrivel away in the museum. A real cailleach story perhaps?
moss Posted by moss
10th April 2017ce

Caer Drewyn (Hillfort)

Sketchfab


Annotated 3D model of Caer Drewyn by Mark Walters
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
9th April 2017ce

Swarth Howe (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

Swarth Howe


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th April 2017ce

Corrybeg (Stone Circle)

Corrybeg


Since my visit, Canmore has paid a field visit to Corrybeg.

They explain that the site is said to have been discovered by Alexander Keiller, who performed an excavation leading to the discovery of cremated bones.

But they consider that there is no evidence to suggest that apparent supporting stones in the hollow against the north face of the ENE stone were deliberately emplaced.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
13th March 2017ce

Middleton Tyas - Five Hills (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

The Smell of Water - Five Hills Barrow


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th March 2017ce

Piercebridge Barrow Alignment (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery)

The Smell of Water - Piercebridge


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th March 2017ce
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