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Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?
Heritage Daily ^ | September 15, 2013 | Ashleigh Murszewski

Posted on 09/15/2013 4:50:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

An archaeologists analysis on how the construction of megalithic monuments in Atlantic Europe are not restricted to a single purpose, nor how they reflect one aspect of the community that built them... well-rounded evidence for practical and symbolic components of the early agricultural lifestyle within the Neolithic. Depictions in the architecture of these structures explore complex symbolism and the socio-ritual interactions where monuments offer places for gatherings...

Megalithic monuments of Atlantic Europe have long attracted attention from those who are interested in the early past of mankind. The word megalith originates from the Greek, meaning ‘great stone’ and is used when describing stone structures set upright in the Earth dated from 5000 to 500 BC in Atlantic Europe...

The two largest Megalithic lunar observatories in Europe are those in Carnac and Stonehenge, which both operate in different principles. In Carnac, it is seen from a universal foresight from eight distant positions round it where the Moon rises or sets behind the stone at one or other of the standstills.

Stonehenge is dated around 2800 BC and has been extensively studied to illustrate lunar cycles. The construction of Stonehenge was undertaken in multiple stages, where the building stage labelled Phase 3-A brought about the spectacular monument that we see today (Service & Bradbery, 1979).

Each of the upright stones is evenly spaced around the circle and occupies the space of 1 rod; with each of the gaps in between is half a rod (MacKie, 1977). Thom argues that this arrangement closely fits into the geometrical schemes that have been superimposed over them, where true north clips the ends of two opposing stones. The strong correlation with these megalithic structures and astronomy reflects that their makers had a solid grasp with the nature of the tides, moon and the sun.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: archaeoastronomy; godsgravesglyphs; megaliths
Poulnabrone dolmen – 5,000 year old portal tomb in the limestone Burren area of County Clare, Ireland

Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?

1 posted on 09/15/2013 4:50:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

Crap head is on 60 Minutes. And that's an all-encompassing nickname. Time to switch up the whole multimedia experience here.

2 posted on 09/15/2013 4:51:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

It must’ve been quite difficult to get that slab of stone on top of those rocks! Maybe aliens did it ....


3 posted on 09/15/2013 4:56:26 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: SunkenCiv; Jeremiah Jr; Tax-chick; Daffynition
Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?

"... one of man's most curious creations. Built to stand the test of time and the elements, war - you name it. A thing of glory for a million future generations to see..."

4 posted on 09/15/2013 4:58:11 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: SunkenCiv

National Geographic had a series on the Western Islands a year or two back.

I was surprised that there are several more henges on them. I guess not as spectacular as Stonehenge but still the basic idea must have been the same.


5 posted on 09/15/2013 5:00:10 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: SunkenCiv

How do these “experts” know it is a portal tomb, is there a note?
Maybe, its just a bar table.


6 posted on 09/15/2013 5:02:51 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: SunkenCiv

Here’s an interesting one in Ireland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newgrange

List of megaliths.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_megaliths


7 posted on 09/15/2013 5:06:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Ken522
LACMA's getting their megalith to it's spot at the museum should be a case in point. Very few megaliths are moved.

LACMA's "Levitated Mass" too closed streets, cutting down trees, removing stop lights, weeks and weeks and a ton of machinery and money to move:


8 posted on 09/15/2013 5:06:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

9 posted on 09/15/2013 5:09:30 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SunkenCiv


Dun Aengus, Inishmore, County Galway, Ireland


I had the opportunity to visit Ireland in 1970 and took a day-trip out to the Aran Islands. Dun Aengus is a spectacular Megalithic Fortress on the Atlantic cliffs of Inishmore. This photo, which was not taken by me, shows clearly the three sets of walls and, in the foreground, the Cheval de Frise. The buttresses supporting the innermost wall are modern additions.



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10 posted on 09/15/2013 5:13:03 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Ken522

Actually not too difficult:
1. Set upright stones in place as support columns.
2. Earth fill around these columns.
3. Earth fill a gradual slope to the height of the columns.
4. Pull/push cap slab into place over log rollers.
5. Slowly remove earth fill.
6. Hope.
Take the course “Early Civil Engineering 101” at your local
community college for details and calculations. (Don’t forget your slate tablet!)


11 posted on 09/15/2013 5:23:44 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go!)
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To: TaMoDee

Its amazing what “primative” man could achieve with lots of manpower not worrying about what their friends were doing on facebook.


12 posted on 09/15/2013 5:28:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I think I rented that place once. I think it had lead paint or something.


13 posted on 09/15/2013 6:02:34 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jack Hydrazine; BunnySlippers; ConorMacNessa

Thanks!


14 posted on 09/15/2013 6:07:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: svcw

The reason is very simple — the construction is the same, but the best preserved ones are still covered with earth and stones, and the very best had remaining traces of the burials.


15 posted on 09/15/2013 6:08:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Ken522; TaMoDee; cripplecreek; blueunicorn6

There’s a trilithon up in “Rock City” at Lookout Mountain — it’s attributed to glacial action, but...


16 posted on 09/15/2013 6:10:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: cripplecreek
Its amazing what “primative” man could achieve with lots of manpower not worrying about what their friends were doing on facebook.

It's occurred to me "primitive" people might feel sorry for us: we've become less and less independent, more and more constrained, less and less visionary.

17 posted on 09/15/2013 6:19:18 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Ezekiel
In my very own living room. Bonehenge.


18 posted on 09/15/2013 6:24:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Daffynition

lol

That dog will leave no bone unturned


19 posted on 09/15/2013 6:24:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ConorMacNessa

“Cheval de Frise”?

Shovel of Fries? With that seasoning salt on them? Ummmmmmmm......


20 posted on 09/15/2013 6:25:52 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Daffynition

Man....I know Labs are smart, but telling time with bones? Wow.


21 posted on 09/15/2013 6:27:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow...brings back memories. Wife and I spent 11 days in Ireland 2 years ago and we visited that exact spot. The Burren is among the most amazing places I have ever been to. The New Mexico desert is another. Thanks for posting.


22 posted on 09/15/2013 7:01:17 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Daffynition

Ha, adorable. :)


23 posted on 09/15/2013 7:03:07 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: blueunicorn6

I never could get the toilet to flush


24 posted on 09/15/2013 7:06:38 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: blueunicorn6; GeronL
It's math. He's a meth lab.

and integrate f along Γ. On the "top" part of [−a,a] we get the integral that we want. On the "bottom" part, the square root will pick up a minus sign from the branch cut and another minus sign from the orientation. It's straight forward to check that the integrals over the small circles tend to 0 as their radii tend to 0, and the integral over the large circle is basically the residue of f at ∞. More precisely, by the residue theorem

2∫a−aa2−x2−−−−−−√x2+1dx=2πi(Res(f;i)+Res(f;−i)−Res(f;∞))=2πi(a2+1−−−−−√2i+−a2+1−−−−−√−2i+i)

which simplifies to the stated equality. (Note that Res(f;∞)=Res(−1z2f(1z);0).)

25 posted on 09/15/2013 7:57:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Ezekiel
Mchenge


26 posted on 09/15/2013 8:08:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: SunkenCiv
I see this I think of a platform for cremation. I wonder if there is any evidence of carbon or burning on the top? The Ashes would go into the tomb once done.

Zoroastrians practice an open air burial. They have platforms where they place the lay the bodies and let the elements and the scavengers do the rest. They would have an elevated platform similar to this.

27 posted on 09/15/2013 8:16:35 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: ConorMacNessa

Was there an explanation on why there was a fortress on the Atlantic shore of Inishmore? Like, who they feared would invade or were at odds with at the time?

That edifice indicates a huge expenditure in manpower and effort. There had to be a very good reason for its existence.


28 posted on 09/16/2013 5:29:21 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SunkenCiv

29 posted on 09/16/2013 5:30:41 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The invention of beer is the single greatest feat in human development.


30 posted on 09/16/2013 5:34:58 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SatinDoll
There is much speculation as to the reason for its location. A portion of the structure has fallen into the Atlantic as the limestone underpinning the cliffs is worn away by the sea:



Link to Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BAn_Aonghasa


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Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

31 posted on 09/16/2013 6:17:14 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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