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Do survey results show a massive prehistoric monument under the water of the Stenness Loch?
Orkneyjar ^ | Monday, October 3, 2011 | Sigurd Towrie

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)

Do survey results show a massive prehistoric monument under the water of the Stenness Loch?

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: archaeoastronomy; godsgravesglyphs; megaliths; orkney; scotland; scotlandyet
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. Do survey results show a massive prehistoric monument under the water of the Stenness Loch?
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". Do survey results show a massive prehistoric monument under the water of the Stenness Loch?
By the Late Neolithic/Bronze Age, Damsay was a tidal island, accessible at low tide, and almost surrounded by sea water. Do survey results show a massive prehistoric monument under the water of the Stenness Loch?

1 posted on 10/10/2011 7:12:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 10/10/2011 7:15:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 7:16:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Do the points of the crescent form a line which is perpendicular to the line which points toward Mecca?


4 posted on 10/10/2011 7:17:25 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: SunkenCiv

Loch and Load. :-P (sorry, couldn’t help it)


5 posted on 10/10/2011 7:28:19 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ness pas.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 7:39:03 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Eccl 10:2
This stuff is really old ~ makes Mo seem like a guy out of the very recent past in fact.

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.

7 posted on 10/10/2011 7:39:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Eccl 10:2; Lockbar; decimon

I canna stennis anymore.


8 posted on 10/10/2011 7:46:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: muawiyah

The ambiguity of the crescent may through a wrench into those interpretations.

/rimshot!


9 posted on 10/10/2011 7:56:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
I canna stennis anymore.

Stennis elbow?

10 posted on 10/10/2011 7:59:02 PM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

...reminds me, where is the other half of the Broch of Gurness?

MORE

11 posted on 10/10/2011 8:08:16 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: SunkenCiv
“The preliminary results from the high-resolution geophysical sensing are suggesting that there is an unusual ‘object’ in the shallow water just off the shore, but more work is needed before we can identify it or even confirm whether it is a natural, perhaps geological, feature, or something man-made.”

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.

12 posted on 10/10/2011 8:08:44 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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Sea level results lead to radical rethink over World Heritage Site landscape
Posted by Sigurd Towrie on Sunday, April 20, 2008
http://www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/2008/04/20/sea-level-results-lead-to-radical-rethink-over-world-heritage-site-landscape/


13 posted on 10/10/2011 8:11:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Dig team find proof there were Picts on the Brough of Deerness before the vikings
Posted by Sigurd Towrie on Thursday, August 11, 2011
http://www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/2011/08/11/dig-team-find-proof-there-were-picts-on-the-brough-before-the-vikings/


14 posted on 10/10/2011 8:12:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Fred Nerks

My gurness, that’s a cool pic!


15 posted on 10/10/2011 8:14:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: decimon

Broch Servis.


16 posted on 10/10/2011 8:15:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
My people did that and we want you to leave it alone. Mind your own business...we have secret stuff there just for us and future generations of our people.

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.

17 posted on 10/11/2011 12:32:32 AM PDT by blam ((Deliberate Cruelty Is The Worst Of Human Offenses - Kenko))
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To: SunkenCiv

Broch Servis.

Servis Guinness, please.


18 posted on 10/11/2011 12:43:44 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: flaglady47

:’D


19 posted on 10/11/2011 3:34:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blam

;’)


20 posted on 10/11/2011 3:34:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Fred Nerks; SunkenCiv

Looks like a temple to honor Betty Furness.

(You must be at least 65 years old to get this joke)


21 posted on 10/11/2011 6:22:14 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: SunkenCiv; ApplegateRanch

“The large, circular ‘anomaly’ is boxed in white”

I don’t see a circle in the white box....


22 posted on 10/11/2011 4:20:58 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: SunkenCiv

What is the little white box with the black dot in it next to and under the red and yellow over to left?


23 posted on 10/11/2011 11:10:42 PM PDT by Bellflower (Judas Iscariot, first democrat, robber, held the money bag, claimed to care for poor: John 12:4-6)
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To: ApplegateRanch; fanfan; Bellflower

Well, maybe I just doctored the text to see who’s actually falling for my line of bull. ;’) ;’) ;’)


24 posted on 10/12/2011 3:53:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: wildbill

I was startled to see pictures of her from her youth, major hottie. She was on the air a long time, so I remember her well, and I’m waaaay under 65. For now. ;’)


25 posted on 10/12/2011 3:55:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s bad!


26 posted on 10/12/2011 4:41:39 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

I didn’t go to Evil Medical School to be called “mister”. ;’)


27 posted on 10/12/2011 6:08:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Then what did you go to Evil Medical School for?


28 posted on 10/13/2011 4:18:45 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

For one thing, I starred in the school plague.


29 posted on 10/13/2011 6:11:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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