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Crick Barrow

Round Barrow(s)


Astronomical Alignments at the Crick Barrow by Martin J. Powell

"The Crick barrow is also a rare example of monument that may support the link between cup-marked stones and solar observation. Such a relationship has been suspected at prehistoric sites in Scotland and Ireland, but they are insufficient in number to reach any positive conclusion on this point. Cup-marked stones are uncommon in Wales and few round barrows have been excavated in Gwent county, so there are currently no similar sites available for comparison. Similar sites might be revealed during the course of future excavations, but in their absence it appears that, hidden beneath the mound at Crick, we find further evidence that significant seasonal days were recognised and revered during the British Bronze Age some 3,500 years ago."
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
22nd January 2007ce
Edited 22nd January 2007ce

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