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Prehistoric standing stone falls over
News STV ^ | February 2, 2011 | unattributed

Posted on 02/21/2011 10:19:43 AM PST by SunkenCiv

The Carlinwell stone at Airlie, near Kirriemuir, toppled over as the snow, ice and frost from the long cold spell melted away.

The 7ft prehistoric unsculptured standing stone is situated on the crest of a knoll on a farm. Human remains were found underneath the scheduled monument at the end of the 18th century. It is one of a number of standing stones across the country.

Historic Scotland is now looking to carry out an investigative dig of the site, before reinstating the stone.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.stv.tv ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: archaeoastronomy; carlinwell; godsgravesglyphs; megaliths; scotland; scotlandyet
Fallen over: The stone in Airlie has been brought down after the thaw of icy weather.

Prehistoric standing stone falls over

1 posted on 02/21/2011 10:19:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: JoeProBono; sionnsar

nice group of photos:

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/2822/airlie.html


2 posted on 02/21/2011 10:21:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 02/21/2011 10:22:04 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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4 posted on 02/21/2011 10:22:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Was there a Griswald anywhere nearby?


5 posted on 02/21/2011 10:28:59 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: SunkenCiv
Damn You Global Warming
Damn you to hell

6 posted on 02/21/2011 10:30:30 AM PST by jrg
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To: central_va

Global warming = stone killer!


7 posted on 02/21/2011 10:34:59 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by......but I never cry.)
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8 posted on 02/21/2011 10:37:54 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Well, there's always Avebury :)
9 posted on 02/21/2011 10:40:39 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, your Lockerbie report left quite a bit out.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Erosion eventually does everything in.


10 posted on 02/21/2011 10:43:49 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: SunkenCiv

Historic Scotland is now looking to carry out an investigative dig of the site, before reinstating the stone.
_________________________________________

Oh goodie

Barry Dunham-Soetoro’s birth certificate is down in there I’m sure...


11 posted on 02/21/2011 10:44:22 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: SunkenCiv

Historic Scotland is now looking to carry out an investigative dig of the site, before reinstating the stone.
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Oh goodie

Barry Dunham-Soetoro’s birth certificate is down in there I’m sure...

Hunt everywhere for it...

Leave no stone overturned without checking...


12 posted on 02/21/2011 10:45:21 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: SunkenCiv


13 posted on 02/21/2011 10:53:07 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SunkenCiv

An sign of things to come in 2012? <>


14 posted on 02/21/2011 10:54:24 AM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m very suspicious of this article. If you study the photo closely it appears the rock is right smack dab in the middle of a crop circle.........whoa!


15 posted on 02/21/2011 10:58:48 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: SunkenCiv

“He’s no fun, he fell right over.”

< /Firesign Theatre>


16 posted on 02/21/2011 11:00:35 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: SunkenCiv

Well, don’t look at me. I have an alibi.


17 posted on 02/21/2011 11:02:59 AM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: SunkenCiv
When I lived in Lynn, MA, there is a rock formation, called “Table Rock”, a couple of hundred yards, by a very indirect route, from some property I owned on Den Quarry Road.

We used to go drinking there in my wayward youth. I was interested in History even then and the damned thing was identical to one of those Neolithic constructs scattered around Europe.

For those interested there was, by rumor, a lot of virginity sacrificed on that formation. I will post a link.

18 posted on 02/21/2011 11:06:40 AM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: JoeProBono

Don’t trust anyone over 30 ...


19 posted on 02/21/2011 11:07:58 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SunkenCiv
Watermelon Rock. My office is just down the street.


20 posted on 02/21/2011 11:09:39 AM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Who had February 2011 in the pool?


21 posted on 02/21/2011 11:23:52 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Bernard Marx; mewzilla

At another site (probably Avebury, but I don’t know) a gubmint project to raise all the fallen stones led to the discovery of the remains of a 15th or 16th c man (dated based on the coins found in a pocket) who apparently had been involved in the use of the site as a quarry, and paid the price.


22 posted on 02/21/2011 11:28:39 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: JoeProBono; blam; Tennessee Nana; central_va; Yo-Yo; Salamander; Hot Tabasco; Colonel_Flagg; ...

LOL!


23 posted on 02/21/2011 11:32:35 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Little Bill

The resemblance is so obvious it immediately struck the early colonists, but they were often too busy building 4000 year old colonial root cellars and carving Celtic Ogham inscriptions using only their plowshares. ;’) There’s a table rock on three supporting stones right up on Lookout Mountain as well.


24 posted on 02/21/2011 11:35:18 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I had some family killed on Lookout Mountain, are you sure it wasn't a Rebel hiding place?

We got out of Mass and went to Conn, the year after we hit the beach and never paid much attention to rocks, the natives were restless. I think that the options of keeping your hair and archaeological investigations was kind of predetermined.

25 posted on 02/21/2011 11:58:06 AM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m not buying the climate story. Betcha it was a bunch of teenagers out one night on a cow tipping expedition.


26 posted on 02/21/2011 1:09:40 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m not buying the climate story. Betcha it was a bunch of teenagers out one night on a cow tipping expedition.


27 posted on 02/21/2011 1:10:57 PM PST by colorado tanker
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29 posted on 02/21/2011 1:30:23 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SunkenCiv
Nearly all the neolithic sites in England were scavenged for local building stone until their archaeological value was finally understood. I visited Stonehenge and Avebury in the mid-90s and picked up a very informative little book at one of the English Heritage bookshops, "Discovering Prehistoric England."

It describes 640 prehistoric sites throughout England -- there are many more in Scotland and Ireland. Of Avebury's original 98 standing stones only 27 remain today (unless erosion has toppled more since the book was written). I walked the 1,280 meter circumference of Avebury's Great Ditch and was astounded by the sheer volume of dirt and chalk that were removed with nothing more than bone tools.

30 posted on 02/21/2011 1:57:12 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: SunkenCiv

Several thousand years from now, archeologists will find this fallen stone and deduce it was ritually overthrown as part of a change to a new religion.


31 posted on 02/21/2011 3:33:59 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; SunkenCiv
“He’s no fun, he fell right over.”

Firesign Theatre

+ 1.

First thing that came to my weird mind also.
There's no way they can be in two places at once when they are not anywhere at all.

Also see:
Fudd's First Law of Opposition:
If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.

32 posted on 02/21/2011 3:52:43 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Human remains were found underneath the scheduled monument at the end of the 18th century.

Perhaps it was scheduled to fall at that day and time and it fell on schedule.

So what's the problem?

33 posted on 02/21/2011 4:41:49 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I think we’re all bozo’s on this bus


34 posted on 02/21/2011 6:10:41 PM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: Grizzled Bear

There should be a bell on that thing.


35 posted on 02/21/2011 6:17:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: wildbill

Wait- are you sayin’ it wasn’t?


36 posted on 02/21/2011 6:19:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I don’t understand. Did they know this stone was placed over human remains or is this a discovery due to the fact that the stone fell? Seems they aught to make more of it, being that it is evidently a grave with a marker, of ancient times.

So, do they think the buried remains signify an important person or a very beloved person? I take it ‘important’ as there are prob more of these graves.

As Spock would say, ‘fascinating’.


37 posted on 02/21/2011 8:33:39 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9; SunkenCiv

The person interred under this stone was no ordinary man or woman.in some modern countries even today, the ancient view that man can transcend humanity to a devine state still
is with us.One need to look no further than the ancient Shinto tradition of Japan and its kami.

These standing stones remind me very much of the Shinto view of man, nature and this devine principle.

The stone is a symbol of primordial stroke, a lightning bolt of instantaneous transformation.


38 posted on 02/21/2011 9:31:40 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m glad they’re going to put it back up - wonder if they’ll find anything under it?


39 posted on 02/22/2011 3:44:14 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Tainan
There's no way they can be in two places at once when they are not anywhere at all.

"Think I'll take the ol' Antelope." :)

40 posted on 02/22/2011 10:12:04 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: arderkrag

I think it said there’s going to be a dig, y’know, because it tipped over, basically how much worse can it get. But I may have it mixed up with one of the other megalith articles I posted. [blush]


41 posted on 02/22/2011 3:21:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Candor7

Interesting.


42 posted on 02/22/2011 3:27:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Beowulf9

I think there’s more about that on the original link, but I’m not sure, I posted a few others about megaliths, plus I’m forgetful.


43 posted on 02/22/2011 3:32:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Take a look at my freeper home page. Look at his eyes. You see? LOL. Thats what I mean.


44 posted on 02/22/2011 6:49:27 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

“The stone is a symbol of primordial stroke, a lightning bolt of instantaneous transformation.”

Well that’s an interesting thought, I can see that one.


45 posted on 02/22/2011 9:54:21 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: TheOldLady

Really, you don’t have to knock stuff down just to get our attention.


46 posted on 02/23/2011 12:38:54 PM PST by shibumi (I am The Nexus One - I want more life, Baby I aint done!)
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To: shibumi

Sorry to have been so bratty, but a temper tantrum seemed like the only solution.


47 posted on 02/23/2011 12:57:07 PM PST by TheOldLady ("I am optimistic... [and] greatly heartened by the response of America in 2010..." - Lazamataz)
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