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Re: Trethevy Quoit in danger
Mar 02, 2013, 19:38
Littlestone wrote:
VBB wrote:

A word of caution - a desk based assessment of historic images by people that actually knew the Avebury stones very well suggested the Cove stones might fall, but when they spent a packet on engineering kit and scaffolding and excavated below, the stone giving rise to concern was found to be roughly 7x4.5x1.5m with 3m of it under the ground and estimated at 100 tonnes - one of the largest in Britain and it wasn’t likely going anywhere…


Why then was it repositioned closer to the vertical and stabilized?


I asked at the time what evidence there was for altering anything once it was known it wasn't going anywhere, but it had to be stabilized of course because someone had now dug a trench next to it. The account is in Gillings & co Landscape of the Megaliths (Oxbow, 2008) pp. 143-169; but there is a brief outline in BA 103 Nov/Dec:
http://www.archaeologyuk.org/ba/ba103/feat2.shtml
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