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Eathorne Menhir

Standing Stone / Menhir


Erection Surprise!

Following on from the news last year (spookily I posted it exactly a year ago) that the stone had been re-erected, I have just read in the Cornish Archaeological Society newsletter that the experts have done some dating on charcoal samples found in the original socket hole. These have found that the stone was probably erected between AD70 and AD240..a long time after they thought..somewhere between 1000BC and 3000BC.

There is always the possibility that it had been re-erected at that time, which raises interesting issues of attitudes to ancient monuments in the distant past writes Steve Hartgroves of Cornwall Historical Enviromental team.
Mr Hamhead Posted by Mr Hamhead
28th September 2006ce

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