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The Comet Stone

From the Stones Mailing List, another interesting revelation - posted to the list by Sigurd Towie, whose excellent site Heritage of Orkney should not be missed.

Another extract from my forthcoming archeological review of 2002 that may be of interest:

"The designation of the area surrounding Maeshowe, Brodgar, the Standing Stones and Skara Brae as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 has resulted in a number of projects to better understand the archaeology - visible and invisible - within the landscape. One of these was an extensive geophysics survey of the Brodgar peninsula - the thin neck of land bordered by the Harray and Stenness lochs.

Among the many features revealed by the five month operation is the existence of a fourth 'object' in the ground by the Comet Stone - the megalith that lies about 150 yards from the Ring of Brodgar - as well as a number of features within the Brodgar ring itself."

The full report will appear on my site shortly.
Sigurd Towrie
nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
19th December 2002ce
Edited 19th December 2002ce

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