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Re: I've got it !
Mar 09, 2013, 23:18
tiompan wrote:

Excavation could provide evidence for the movement or non movement of stones . The cairn is likely to have followed the erection of the structural stones and their sockets would be self explanatory . There is also the possibility of a revetment and any disturbance to that would also provide info of possible movement of stones but the sockets would be the most informative .


Do you mean a cairn or mound covering the tomb or just the cairn type material around the base George? There are no sockets below ground level other than the closure stone. It is possible that the cairn material to the base was only provided once the structural problem occured and after the stones were switched.
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