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Dun Cnoc a'Sga / Fieldnotes by LesHamilton

Les.... are you aware of anything upon Dun Chlach? Had a look when I went up the northern table a year back but nothing obvious. If not, why the name? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
16 Oct 14ce

Hendraburnick Quoit / News by ocifant

Some pics would be nice . tiompan Posted by tiompan
14 Oct 14ce

Avebury / News by scubi63

The one thing that is missing is the first word in the link , Evidence .

"Stukeley maintained there were 30 stones in the ring, “
Aubrey recorded 20 stones , 50 years years before Stukeley had seen the five that remained when he first visited .
Stukeley didn’t know how many there were and he also guessed at nice round figures for other monuments in the area all totalling a nice round 650 .

"But there are quite a number of stone circles with 30 stones in the ring, most notably Stonehenge itself, and also Stanton Drew “
Neither have 30 .

Stanton Drew great circle has 26 surviving stones ,it may have had 30 we don’t know .
Likewise at Stonehenge there are not 30 stones belonging to the outer sarsen circle ,there is a gap in the south west which may have had a number of stones allowing for a total of thirty but again they are not there and we don’t know if they ever were .


Why didn’t he actually mention the specific results of the geofizz ?

"If you watch a star coming up on the eastern horizon and then watch where it sets on the western horizon that could mark two sides of this symmetrical axis." You don’t say

A glance at the Alternative Archaeology Convention link and home page http://www.kch42.dial.pipex.com/ (which has no mention of any geofizz ) speaks volumes .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
12 Oct 14ce

Castell Coch (Mathry) / Image by thesweetcheat

"Warning, cliff forts can be dangerous"

;) I have only ever almost lost a dog over the cliffs, but they are spectacular. Thank you for the walk along the cliff tops anyway. Though they are not prehistoric Porthgain and Aberridy are also awash with ruins of Wale's industrial past....
moss Posted by moss
11 Oct 14ce

Cromeleque do Xarez / Image by baza

Next time I'll do my homework in advance! We were at Mertola last week which is due south of this phenomenal site. Posted by tomatoman
10 Oct 14ce

Carreg Samson / Image by thesweetcheat

Thanks June, it's a great site isn't it? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Oct 14ce

Carreg Samson / Image by thesweetcheat

Me too, thanks very much :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Oct 14ce

Carreg Samson / Image by thesweetcheat

I like a long shot from somewhere unusual, great picture. postman Posted by postman
10 Oct 14ce

Carreg Samson / Image by thesweetcheat

Wonderful iconic dolmen on the edge of Britain - great to see it again. tjj Posted by tjj
10 Oct 14ce

Cefn Sychbant / Image by GLADMAN

Certainly is for those parts (thinking Llorfa, etc). thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
09 Oct 14ce

Cefn Sychbant / Image by GLADMAN

Well worth checking out and adding an opinion The arc is surely too large to represent the kerb of a former cairn and I would suggest finding such a naturally occurring arrangement would be very unusual indeed? The positionning is also classic 'stone circle', is it not? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
09 Oct 14ce

Cefn Sychbant / Image by GLADMAN

Blimey. Some kind of embanked ring cairn? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
07 Oct 14ce

Cefn Sychbant / Image by GLADMAN

Pretty exciting if that's a circle. Not unusual, as they say round those parts. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
07 Oct 14ce

Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

Definitely. We didn't make it up to some of the more inland ones like Garnwnda, but certainly ones like Morfa Bychan are really for people who already know they're there I reckon. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
07 Oct 14ce

Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

Its the way you see it from a distant, then arrive, and can't find it! Hidden amongst the jumble of stones, it would seem that a lot of the cromlechs along this part of the coast were hidden,,,,, moss Posted by moss
07 Oct 14ce

Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

It's hard to imagine it's not deliberate. Really great site, this. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
06 Oct 14ce

Coetan Arthur / Image by thesweetcheat

Strange isn't it? Lovely capstone, too. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
06 Oct 14ce

Bog / Image by tiompan

Super, that's a great find. CianMcLiam Posted by CianMcLiam
06 Oct 14ce

Mynydd-y-glog / Image by GLADMAN

Not wrong. The word "cairn" on a map can lead to such a variety of things! Half the fun though :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Oct 14ce

Mynydd-y-glog / Image by GLADMAN

Had no idea they were as substantial as this until I got a glimpse from Pant Sychbant a few days before. Just goes to show what's hiding away. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
05 Oct 14ce

Mynydd-y-glog / Image by GLADMAN

These are a bit good. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Oct 14ce

Lambay Island / Image by ryaner

I do love a promontory fort myself. Lambay has a couple, and cairns and axe factories. Private island though. ryaner Posted by ryaner
05 Oct 14ce

Lambay Island / Image by ryaner

Lovely. You may have noticed a coastal fixation from me, but I can defend it when people post stuff like this. We live on islands after all. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Oct 14ce

Black Meldon Fort / Image by thelonious

Missed this post... been a bit pre-occupied recently. Nice one. I really don't think the scenery of the Borders gets the kudos it deserves... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
05 Oct 14ce

Porth-y-Rhaw / Image by thesweetcheat

It's great isn't it? Luckily we had a nice still day for our visit. Also, we came from the east, so there's more warning of the hole than if I'd cheerfully gone up the ramparts from the northwest :) thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
05 Oct 14ce
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