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Bønnestenene , Stenseby . (Passage Grave) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Disa's Ting (Standing Stones) — Images

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Ales Stenar — Images

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Dolmen dit Grand Juyan de Roubiac (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Dolmen dit Grand Juyan de Roubiac (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

This dolmen has similar features to some others in the area i.e. http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/17864/dolmen_feuilles.html , http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/17863/dolmen_lamalou.html and http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/17865/dolmen_du_capucin.html
The common features are paved floor ,an ante chamber usually smaller in width and length and the use of indented stones at points in the passage and a surrounding cairn .

Dolmen de la Pallera (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Dolmen de la Talaia (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Kempstone Hill (Standing Stones) — Images

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Glennan (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

This site deserves it's own page but as there is no appropriate site type (Cinerary Urn (findspot )) in the site type list list it will have to be included with the nearest available site .

It's approx 500 m east of the Glennan marked rocks .

Discovered by a bird watcher ,after publication of the RCAHMS Kilmartin guide .

"NM 8622 0097 An evaluation was undertaken of the findspot of a cremation deposit in an urn within a boulder shelter near to Kilmartin Glen.

Excavation established that the urn was cordoned and had been inverted in an irregular cut into the scree slope below the boulder shelter. The urn is decorated with horizontal lines of impressed decoration comprising twisted cord and bone. Only the upper 0.15m of the vessel survives; its poor condition necessitated the contents being excavated in situ and the vessel was lifted in pieces. All spoil was sieved, resulting in the recovery of further burnt bone, fragments of pot and a single retouched flint flake.

It was impossible to establish the nature of potential further archaeological deposits under the area of the boulder shelter because of constraints of space and issues of safety.

See https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-310-1/dissemination/pdf/sair8.pdf
For more detail .

Glennan (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Bruach na Cuirte (Cist) — Images

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Torbhlaren (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Salachary Stones (Standing Stones) — Images

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Torbhlaren (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Gobekli Tepe .Response from excavators


https://tepetelegrams.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/archaeoastronomy-meteor-showers-mass-extinction-what-does-the-fox-say-and-what-the-crane-the-aurochs/

A useful response from the excavators ,mainly related to the problems connected with the nonsense about about the symbols and cherry picking .
It's not to be expected that they might have noticed that the astronomy was also wrong i.e. the asterisms were actually below the horizon on their chosen solstice date . Possibly why the images highlighted them during the day when they were above the horizon but invisible .
No mention either of the suggested date of the observation being a thousand years earlier than the earliest date from the site .
Hopefully the Telegraph and New Scientist will give this the space it deserves .

Dolmen de Ruines . (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Gobekli Tepe


Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/21/ancient-stone-carvings-confirm-comet-struck-earth-10950bc-wiping/

Even the New Scientist fell for this nonsense .

The paper is here .
http://maajournal.com/Issues/2017/Vol17 ... 281%29.pdf
Well worth a read if you enjoy fantasies .

Ideal fodder for the saddos who have a problem with experts .
In this case the expertise of the authors ( chemical engineering ) is unrelated to the content .
Not dissimilar to geomorphologists writing "papers " about archaeology .

Dolmen des Lacs B (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Dolmen des Lacs C (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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The Uffington White Horse geoglyph as sun-horse .


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2016.269

Josh Pollard has an interesting paper in the most recent "Antiquity " . An original suggestion , afaiaa , that the geoglyph is a symbol related to the Trundholm sun horse and associated motifs found on Scandinavian razors and rock art .

Flemming Kaul has been the main instigator in suggesting that the symbol(s) are derived from Indo -European myth and represent the sun on it's daily journey from east to west , whilst a boat or chariot takes it on the underworld return west to east journey .
In this case the horse is heading just west of south .
There are problems with the Kaul suggestion but it still has adherents since his initial "Ships on Bronzes " nearly 20 years ago .

Malves (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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medieval-villagers-mutilated-the-dead-to-stop-them-rising-study-finds


https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/03/medieval-villagers-mutilated-the-dead-to-stop-them-rising-study-finds

Don't think this investigation is included in the UK Archaeological Science Conference (see below) .
But a good example of tech clarifying the muddy waters .
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