Alternative archaeology

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

12 Ravenstone and lunch (25)

Mary Smith wrote in the comments of Going West – Walking with Angels,“Can’t help but notice there is a lot of shadowing going on in your most recent posts and am wondering where you are leading us?” I spent a while writing a response as long as a blog post before I took the hint…

The ‘shadowing’ that Mary refers to is the apparent… and disputed… reproduction in the stone of many ancient monuments of prominent features in the landscape. A monolith in a stone circle that aligns with and captures the shape of a nearby peak… the capstone of a tomb that follows the contours of the horizon… and in some places, whole arrangements of stone that seem to mirror, in miniature, the skyline of the land in which it stands.

stonehenge 003There are many who dismiss the idea as fanciful. There are many who speculate upon the unlikelihood…

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