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Conclusions...Stone circles, are we learning much?
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I guess like many on TMA I have been researching stone circles since a very early age but still find myself literally still going around in circles (pun intended).
What is it with them that we just can't get to grips with? Okay, so they are a few thousand years old and erected by people who I doubt were much different to what we are still today, but they appear to have been 'everydayish' then based on the huge number still with us plus the many many more that have been lost through one reason or another. Yet, we still know so little about them. We are slowly learning about the people but not it seems anything solid about what the circles were really used for. Plenty of guesses of course, the usual 'ceremonial' or 'ritual' use, but is that really the best we can do? We seem to know more about the dinosaurs millions of years earlier than we do from far more recent times, so, would anyone like to throw some more sensible new ideas about as to what they think the main purpose of stone circles could have been, either large or small?

I'll get my coat :-)

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Posted by Sanctuary
14th October 2013ce

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