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Re: Trethevy Quoit...Cornwall's Megalithic Masterpiece
Mar 29, 2013, 17:37
bladup wrote:
Heee he, no but to use a little fear to get our date:>}but on a serious note the place does stand out because we can guess quite well compared to other places how old the Stone circles,henges, barrows, standing stones and Quoits around are but KAH has no comparison so we can't guess beyond things like stone shapes and position in the landscape which we've done yourselves, this is the case for a date i'd be putting forward Roy and i can't see how they could disagree with that reasoning, and if you could get a date from them it would be a big scoop for any future book you may do on the place.

That fact alone that it really is like nothing else seems to indicate to some people that it is not important but the selection of stones and its position in the landscape tells me a different story. When you stand on the north bank and realise what's around you stone circle wise to the north, east and south, with the stone littered hill to the west at Candra with cut stones lying around, you get a feeling of the importance of what you're stood on. But then 'feelings' aren't proof of anything of course as has been pointed out before but nevertheless we still get them.
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