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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Seems there's always this attempt to link to Stonehenge as a precusor, but since there is an abundance of evidence for Northerly tracks of Nordic travel one might look to Scotland for other possible pre-cursors or contemporaries of such structures:

Ring of Brodgar

The article mentions carbon dating but they don't say what it was that they chose to carbon date to obtain the dates they report.

Stonehenge has its "Aubrey Holes," which harken back to a time when what stood there was wooden rather than the stone that survives there today.

Were there any similar holes containing vestiges of wooden structures at Ales Stenar? The article simply doesn't say.

FReegards!


9 posted on 04/19/2012 3:49:59 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Agamemnon
I visited just such a structure in October. It is the Woodhenge at Cahokia, a city of at least 15,000 folks across the river from St Louis. It dates to 1200 AD or so

After the visit and seeing and climbing the very large earth pyramid I used the sun to plot an east west line in my driveway. Knowing that, I laid out a perpendicular and had a perfect north south line. It is easy. Once you have the cardinal points, determining the equinoxes and the solstice becomes easy.

Monks Mound is laid out precisely in alignment with the cardinal points. From the Woodhenge center pole looking east the alignment of the mound south edge is barely to the right of the top edge of the mound. It marks the summer solstice sunrise. It misses the edge by an angle representing the latitude!

Cahokia is readily available........ go! PS: At the time Cahokia was larger than London and most european cities. Greater Cahokia was estimated to be 25,000 people

15 posted on 04/19/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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