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Slaterich (Cist)

Slaterich Cists


Cists.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
21st October 2017ce

Toe Head (Broch)

Canmore


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

Thing's Va (Broch)

Canmore


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

The Cheesewring (Rocky Outcrop)

Stowe's Hill and Cheesewring Panorama


A 360° panoramic tour of Stowe's Hill and the Cheesewring
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

Showery Tor (Ring Cairn)

Showery Tor Panorama


A 360° panorama of Showery Tor
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

Trippet Stones (Stone Circle)

Trippet Stones Panorama


A 360° panorama of the Trippet Stones
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

Stannon (Stone Circle)

Stannon Panorama


A 360° panorama of the Stannon Stone Circle
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

Louden Stone Circle

Louden Hill Panorama


A 360° panorama of the Louden Hill Stone Circle
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

Fernacre (Stone Circle)

Fernacre Panorama


A 360° panorama of the Fernacre Stone Circle
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

The Hurlers (Stone Circle)

Hurlers Panorama


A 360° panorama of the Hurlers
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

Men-An-Tol (Holed Stone)

Man-an-Tol Panorama


A 360° panorama of Men-an-Tol
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

Lanyon Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech)

Lanyon Quoit Panorama


A 360° panoramic tour of Lanyon Quoit
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

Trethevy Quoit (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech)

Trethevy Quoit Panorama


A 360° panoramic tour of Trethevy Quoit
Posted by RoyReed
29th September 2017ce

Clonasillagh (Passage Grave)

National Monuments Service


A pdf of the plan of the site from the Archaeological Survey of Ireland.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
29th September 2017ce

Sheebeg (Passage Grave)

Story Archaeology


...uncovering the layers of Irish Mythology. On this site, you will find a regular podcast and articles about Irish Mythology by the Story Archaeologists, Chris Thompson and Isolde Carmody.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
29th September 2017ce

Bioda Mor (Stone Fort / Dun)

Canmore


Respect to whoever took these photographs.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd September 2017ce

Clash Na Bearnaich (Ancient Mine / Quarry)

Canmore


More pictures of a truly stunning site.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd September 2017ce

Loch an Duin (Scalpay) (Stone Fort / Dun)

Canmore


Wonderful aerial photos of the dun.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th September 2017ce

Grimsay Wheelhouse (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork)

The Lost Wheelhouses of Uist


Link to small book mentioned in greywether's field notes.

The Lost Wheelhouses of Uist - a guide to some of the excavated wheelhouses of North & South Uist
thelonious Posted by thelonious
25th August 2017ce

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
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