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Re: The finished circle
Aug 03, 2012, 19:03
bladup wrote:
tiompan wrote:
bladup wrote:
Stone circles have nothing left in them
[thats why archeologists don't like them]
and when they do find stuff it's from a different age [romans liked leaving coins] to when the circle was built,

Stone circles have been show to have plenty "left in them " . Often the circle is the last architectural event after depositions of human/animal remains .An obviious example is Stonehenge where the erection of the stones came long after the creation of a ditch and banked enclosed cremation cemetery .
It's pretty obvious many archaeologists actually do like them .Any quotes from any saying they don't ?
Stuff from all periods pre and post circle erection are routinely found .

Stonehenge is a shit example to use for so many reasons, in it's first phases it was more of a causewayed enclosure [they have lots of things left in them- beakers , animal bones], then like YOU said a cremation cemetery- so was probably never a normal stone circle, which have fuck all left in them from the original builders, people who have excavated them describe them as been almost routinely swept clean- maybe for dancing feet [of which there is some folklore]. I said Archaeologists don't like excavating them [because not a lot is going to be there] not that they don't like them in general.

Stonehenge is a good example because it has been excavated , studied , commented upon and we all know it . It clearly has two stone circles a sarsen and a bluestone , the former possibly never actually a completed circle but the latter certainly was , and like many other stone circles post dated previous activity . The early monument has similarities to causewayed enclosures nobody said it didn't but it was an enclosed cremation cemetery prior to the erection of the stones . Other examples of stone circles that have had earlier activity at the site , usually fires or deposits are the recumbent stone circles ,those that have been excavated also show that the stone circle was probably the last activity at the site .
Any quotes from archaeologists saying they don't like excavating them , because “ there is not a lot going there “ or were “ they have been routinely swept clean “ ?
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