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Index of Prehistoric and Sacred Monuments.

The last hundred years has been one of great discovery, revealing the existence of ancient monuments, cities and even whole civilisations previously unknown or long relegated to myth. In addition, recent discoveries in the Indian Ocean (1) and the Anatolian plateau (2) for example, have revealed whole new chapters in the path of human development following the end of the last great ice-age c. 10,000 BC. 

 

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The Oldest Megaliths in The World.

The discovery of several 9,000 year old megalithic circles at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey has changed the way we look at the past. The site has revealed numerous ornately decorated stones weighing several tons each, as well as the first life-sized figure of a person.

(More about Gobekli Tepe)

Link to the Stone Circles page.Megaliths and Astronomy.

The frequency of association between prehistoric sites and astronomy reveals an intimate relationship between our Neolithic ancestors and the universe they found themselves in. The megaliths are the medium through which they communicated this and synchronised themselves to the great cycles.

(Archaeoastronomy)

Prehistoric Construction Techniques

A look at some of the construction techniques used by the megalithic builders, and a comparison of certain  specific features from different cultures around the ancient world.

(Construction Techniques)

(Extreme Masonry)

Recently vandalised stone at Avebury.Desecrated Megaliths

Following the rise of the Holy church of Rome, several edicts emerged from the early Church Councils. The canons of the Councils of Arles (443-452), Tours (567), Nantes (658), and Toledo (681 and 693), among others, which contained passages that condemned worshipping at the pagan sanctuaries and encouraged the Bishops and all Christians to neglect, to hide, to desecrate, and destroy them. The negligent destruction of prehistoric sites continues to this day, as illustrated recently by the great construction giant 'Tarmac', who have been involved in both the M3 extension through the Tara Valley, in Ireland, and the plans to extend the quarrying at Thornborough.

(Desecrated Megaliths)

Aligned Monuments.

Almost as important as the megaliths themselves are the alignments into which they often fall. Evidence of Geodesy across the prehistoric landscape suggests a more complex  view of the ancient world than currently believed.

(Geodesy)     (Leylines)
Archaeo-acoustics.

The study of 'sound in an archaeological context'. There are several reports of acoustic phenomena occurring at prehistoric sties. Not only does rock itself have acoustic qualities, but the arrangements and dimensions into which it is structured is believed to enhance the constructions themselves. 

(Prehistoric Acoustic Phenomena)

Palaeolithic Caves.

There are hundreds of Palaeolithic caves in Europe alone. They probably represent the single most important sources of cultural material available to us from the Palaeolithic period. The art, often deep inside the cave systems has revealed us as having been an imaginative and creative people, capable of designing beautiful and complex works of art whose meaning can only be guessed at today.

(More about Palaeolithic Cave Art)

Megalithic Complexes.

There are several well known 'concentrations' of megaliths in Europe which qualify for the title of 'megalithic complex'; Names such as the 'Boyne-valley', the 'Orkneys', 'Carnac', Malta, Silbury/Avebury and Evora in Portugal are some of the better known, but their context and relationship (if any) remains largely unknown.

The initiation of such a wide-scale civil-scale constructions, being both sensitively built into the landscape, whilst incorporating a high level of similar construction skills and resulting in a common means of tracking the movements of the heavens suggests a common root. Several of these complexes have been shown to have been repeatedly re-used over and again suggesting a politically-shifting but constant cultural thread in Europe for over 2000 years.

(More about Megalithic Complexes)

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Underwater sites.
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Cart-ruts
 
 
Delos omphalos
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Trilithons
 
 
Holed-Stones
 
 
Stone-rows
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Cursus
 
 
Menhirs
 
 
Vitrified Forts.
Vitrified Forts.
 
 
Labyrinths.
Labyrinths.

 

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