Skip to comments.Do survey results show a massive prehistoric monument under the water of the Stenness Loch?
Posted on 10/10/2011 7:11:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The preliminary remote sensing results of the loch bed around the Ring of Brodgar (visible at the top of the picture, centre). The large, circular 'anomaly' is boxed in white. (Images: The Rising Tide project)
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The Bay of Firth around Damsay and the Holm of Grimbister as it would have been in the Mesolithic period 7,500 years ago -- mostly land (shown in green) and a possible loch. The intertidal zone is shown in light blue. Fast forward to the early Neolithic, and the influx of the sea (dark blue) is well under way, although Damsay was still connected to "the mainland". By the Late Neolithic/Bronze Age, Damsay was a tidal island, accessible at low tide, and almost surrounded by sea water.
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Do the points of the crescent form a line which is perpendicular to the line which points toward Mecca?
Loch and Load. :-P (sorry, couldn’t help it)
Whatever a crescent might have meant nearly 10,000 years ago is unknown.
One of the more interesting developments going on is our ability to use radar to look underground ~ it tells us about the buildings, monuments, campfire grounds, and hunting camps of the ancients.
There are suddenly literally thousands more interesting archaeological sites than we had before ~
The internet also enables us to use simple tools ~ e.g. satellite pictures ~ to examine town layouts all over North America to find the core of old French cities, old Spanish forts, and in some instances, signs of the more highly advanced Indian tribes in North America proper. An amateur can do more sound research of that kind on his own in a couple of evenings than a graduate archaeologist could have done in a lifetime. Doesn't mean amateurs are doing all the work, but they can easily find places to look.
I canna stennis anymore.
The ambiguity of the crescent may through a wrench into those interpretations.
...reminds me, where is the other half of the Broch of Gurness?
I take it there's nobody in the Orkneys who has ever heard of SCUBA gear & UW video cameras?
Personally, I think they may have imbibed one two many mint joule-ups while perusing their results; even at 400% screen magnification, I had no idea what "ring" structure they were talking about in the scan.
Sea level results lead to radical rethink over World Heritage Site landscape
Posted by Sigurd Towrie on Sunday, April 20, 2008
Dig team find proof there were Picts on the Brough of Deerness before the vikings
Posted by Sigurd Towrie on Thursday, August 11, 2011
My gurness, that’s a cool pic!
In a few thousand years, you all will be asking what's up with the seed bank when you discover it under the ice too.
BTW, leave the seeds alone...those are ours too.
Servis Guinness, please.
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