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Re: The finished circle
Aug 03, 2012, 20:06
bladup wrote:
tiompan wrote:
bladup wrote:
Stonehenge and the recumbents [it's all about the recumbent at them- i've been to enough] are not true stone circles and the recumbents do seem to have had a fire at the start [probably to clear the ground]. It really does seem to be different where you are in the country which suggests different things were going on all over, therefore it was probably very regional as to what went on , i can almost hear the dancing feet down here in cornwall.

I think the name recumbent stone circles tells us what type of monument it is . Recumbents also have burials associated with them , as well as ring cairns . Stone circles in the south west had charcoal deposits e.g. at Ferworthy the entire inner space was covered in charcoal, Brisworthy and the Grey Wethers also had charcoal deposits , Boskednan had a cist .Hurlers northern circle was paved with granite ,Duloe had an urn with a cremation . "Swept clean " and don't like excavating them "quotes ?

Things that were added later, not by the builders!

In some cases there have been post stone circle erection deposits ,just as there have been many pre stone circle deposits , we can tell to the best of our present knowledge by , RC dating , context and stratigraphy . In the case of Stonehenge ,recumbents and many other sites where we have that evidence we can be sure that both pre and post stone erection deposits tooks place . in the case of the SW sites mentioned what evidence is there to suggest that the deposits were not deposited by the builders .
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