Skip to comments.Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?
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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Poulnabrone dolmen 5,000 year old portal tomb in the limestone Burren area of County Clare, Ireland
It must’ve been quite difficult to get that slab of stone on top of those rocks! Maybe aliens did it ....
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.
How do these “experts” know it is a portal tomb, is there a note?
Maybe, its just a bar table.
Here’s an interesting one in Ireland.
List of megaliths.
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:
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.
Take the course “Early Civil Engineering 101” at your local
community college for details and calculations. (Don’t forget your slate tablet!)
Its amazing what “primative” man could achieve with lots of manpower not worrying about what their friends were doing on facebook.
I think I rented that place once. I think it had lead paint or something.
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.
There’s a trilithon up in “Rock City” at Lookout Mountain — it’s attributed to glacial action, but...
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.
That dog will leave no bone unturned
“Cheval de Frise”?
Shovel of Fries? With that seasoning salt on them? Ummmmmmmm......
Man....I know Labs are smart, but telling time with bones? Wow.
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.
Ha, adorable. :)
I never could get the toilet to flush
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
which simplifies to the stated equality. (Note that Res(f;∞)=Res(−1z2f(1z);0).)
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.
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.
The invention of beer is the single greatest feat in human development.
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