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Evergreen Dazed
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Re: A quick sketch
Sep 14, 2012, 14:05
tiompan wrote:
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tiompan wrote:
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tiompan wrote:
I have to keep quiet on the site of this one , for various reasons , hence the site name.
Is a good example ,(also of a boss ). They are rare ,particularly in the open air . More often found in funerary contexts like cists .

Wow, thats fantastic. Your find?

Yes , under a tree ,so god knows what might be close by .

Probably a silly thing to say, and certainly not suggesting an 'easy' association, but that looks for all the world like a henge to me Tiompan.

With two banks and ditches.
Now that would be something. !

Yes, obviously thats a problem, but it's just so difficult with an image like that not to make the link.

It instantly made me think of Arbor Low.

A couple of counties worth .

Its the addition of the 'causeway' bit on the original one which makes it so tempting as a hengiform image.

Circularity is everywhere in the Neolithic /BA : stone circles , ring cairns ,kerb cairns , henges , cup marks , cups with rings , covering mounds of passage graves , round barrows , hut circles ,timber circles etc .

True, true of course.
I think the brain just scans the databases for interpretation in order to understand and 'henge' is the closest known fit.

One thing is certain - Its a lovely thing to look at!

Sorry , I wasn't trying to distarct from the fact that it does look like a class 1 henge , albeit with a slightly squiggly causeway .Similarly groups of cups with single rings can look like a group of barrows . You asked about relief and that is what is interesting about the motif , it is the relief version of of a cup with two and a half rings plus a radial leading to the an inner ring .

Oh yes, no problem, was just thinking out loud really.

The relief, as you say, rare in the open but more often found in a funerary context is intruiging.
Different types for the living and dead perhaps.
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