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Savernake (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Savernake</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Savernake</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Savernake</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
1st September 2019ce

West Kennet (Long Barrow) — News

"Extinction Rebellion" graffiti condemned


https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17723559.swindon-extinction-rebellion-condemn-logo-graffiti-on-west-kennet-long-barrow/?fbclid=IwAR3mtk5yO2QtQaa00czwA7-XDN3OEg4scOhryKd1NhSAoMKXF-Z-S675E9o

Recent graffiti depicting the Extinction Rebellion logo which has appeared in West Kennet Long Barrow has been condemned by the Swindon Branch of ER.
tjj Posted by tjj
24th June 2019ce

Oliver's Castle (Hillfort) — Folklore

At the weekend we were up on Westbury White Horse getting some fresh air. It rained of course, but before the drizzle set in, we got right round the ramparts. And on the far corner, you can look out and see Oliver's Castle quite clearly, so I pointed it out to my companions. My sister said, "Do you remember when we were up there and I heard that cannon?" (Insert my somewhat bewildered expression). "Yes, we were walking up there and I heard it and you didn't."

Clearly I had blanked this (lack of) experience at the injustice of it.

It's the very sort of place you'd expect ghostly cannonfire of course. But I can't remember if she already knew that or not, when we were actually there. Mr Rh immediately put her anecdote down to someone shooting pheasants. The rationalist spoilsport.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th June 2019ce

Stonehenge (Circle henge) — News

Missing part of Stonehenge returned 60 years on


A metre-long core from inside the prehistoric stone was removed during archaeological excavations in 1958.

No one knew where it was until Robert Phillips, 89, who was involved in those works, decided to return it.

English Heritage, which looks after Stonehenge, hopes the sample might now help establish where the stones originally came from.

In 1958 archaeologists raised an entire fallen trilithon - a set of three large stones, consisting of two that would have stood upright with the third placed horizontally across the top.

During the works, cracks were found in one of the vertical stones and in order to reinforce it, cores were drilled through the stone and metal rods inserted.



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-48190588
moss Posted by moss
8th May 2019ce

Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders


The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean before reaching Britain, a study has shown.

Researchers in London compared DNA extracted from Neolithic human remains found in Britain with that of people alive at the same time in Europe.

The Neolithic inhabitants appear to have travelled from Anatolia (modern Turkey) to Iberia before winding their way north.

They reached Britain in about 4,000BC.

Details have been published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

The migration to Britain was just one part of a general, massive expansion of people out of Anatolia in 6,000BC that introduced farming to Europe.

Before that, Europe was populated by small, travelling groups which hunted animals and gathered wild plants and shellfish.

One group of early farmers followed the river Danube up into Central Europe, but another group travelled west across the Mediterranean.

DNA reveals that Neolithic Britons were largely descended from groups who took the Mediterranean route, either hugging the coast or hopping from island-to-island on boats.

More: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47938188?fbclid=IwAR1Q99kEGMVgXbR2B3qDJcl02Hoocwi5z7uSXw1_OSpeb1ZYpqGrUB98aKc
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th April 2019ce

Silbury Hill (Artificial Mound) — Images

<b>Silbury Hill</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd March 2019ce

The Longstone Cove (Standing Stones) — Images

<b>The Longstone Cove</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>The Longstone Cove</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd March 2019ce
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