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Articles, news and new discoveries from the Megalithic Portal featuring geolocation and maps of ancient and prehistoric sites



 



Cueva de La PasiegaCueva de La Pasiega

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:28:58 GMT

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Dating evidence from this cave and two others in the region suggests Neanderthals - not modern humans - were the first artists. More details in the comments on our page. Cave with rock art in Cantabria. Discovered by H.Obermaier and P. Wernet while excavating in the nearby Castillo Cave, in 1911. A cavity more then 400 meters long split into in four galleries, containing 300 figures of animals, also 300 other signs and non-figurative rock art.


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DuloeDuloe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:09:56 GMT

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The eight large and stunningly white quartz stones that make up this oval-shaped circle vary up to 2.6m (8 feet 6 inches) in height. The largest weighs about 12 tons and is located in the south. The dimensions of the circle are 11.9m (39 feet) N-S by 10.7m (35 feet).


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Book Review: Gallura preistorica by Paola ManciniLa Prisciona Nuraghe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:44:31 GMT

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Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, and particularly rich in prehistoric monuments. Here, dolmens, allée-couvertes, and domus de janas (rock-cut tombs) date back to the Late Neolithic; the Chalcolithic is represented by statue-menhirs and megalithic enclosures of the Monte Claro culture; while the Bronze Age Nuragic culture cover the Sardinian landscape with over 7000 nuraghi, as well as tombe di giganti, sacred wells and springs.


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Ancient Sites to visit in Japan - Part 1: Around the city of NaraIshi-no-Hōden Kofun

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:06:50 GMT

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Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and is rich with ancient history. Today we are looking at sites to visit close to the ancient city of Nara, which makes a good place to base yourself while visiting some of Japan’s historic landmarks.


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BamahengeBamahenge

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:33:35 GMT

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How Stonehenge Replicas Became The World’s First Meme - more in the comments on our page. Modern Stone Circle in Alabama. The idea for Bamahenge came from George Barber, an Alabama billionaire. Barber had some dinosaurs made by Mark Cline on one of his properties, and while Mark was repairing hurricane damage to the creatures in 2006, Barber "took me aside," Mark recalled, "and whispered in my ear, 'Stonehenge'."


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Dobrudden South 01Dobrudden South 01

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:39:53 GMT

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Have you seen this rock art panel? Do you have any photographs or information to add?. This rock art panel from West Yorkshire contains a 'busy' design with one cup with two rings, three cups with one ring and around seventeen more cups. The image shows a 3D model which highlights the motifs. There are also two linear grooves and a curving groove. It is now located in Cliffe Castle Museum in Keighley.


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Sinodun CampSinodun Camp

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:26:28 GMT

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At Wittenham, near Didcot, two prominent hills known locally as the Clumps overlook the river Thames, just across the river from Dorchester-on-Thames. The southerly 'Clump', Castle Hill, is an Iron-Age hillfort. This page also covers the wider Wittenham Clumps area, including Round Hill which is not a specific archaeological site, although the whole area is rich with remains from the Bronze Age to modern times.


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Our Defenceless Monuments - The Threat to Cornwall’s HeritageBoscawen Un

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:02:53 GMT

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Cornwall is blessed with a long and fascinating history. Although visitors are often drawn to the county by the so called ‘Poldark effect’ many more are seeking out our enigmatic prehistoric monuments. Elizabeth Dale investigates the hidden threat to this precious heritage.


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Ancient Sites to Visit in Russia - Part 1: around MoscowState Historical Museum (Moscow)

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:41:20 GMT

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Russia is an extraordinary place to visit, whether under your own steam or with a tour. Here is our guide to some ancient sites to visit alongside the better known attractions, with Moscow and surroundings being a good place to start


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Goughs Cave (Cheddar)Goughs Cave (Cheddar)

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:05:19 GMT

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New DNA and reconstruction shows Cheddar Man was Mesolithic Britain's blue-eyed (and dark-skinned) boy. Documentary: The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man, Channel 4 TV (UK) at 8pm on 18th February . Cave in Somerset, open to the public.. Finds from all the caves here are in the Cheddar Caves Museum.


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YadleeYadlee

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:43:08 GMT

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Details in our comments of a student project to survey and look for astronomical alignments at this petite stone circle - they found solar alignments with a suggested agricultural purpose. Stone Circle in East Lothian with very small stones. Situated near electricity pylons and a windfarm.


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Airigh Na Gaoithe Long CairnAirigh Na Gaoithe Long Cairn

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:28:04 GMT

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Also the nearby five stone row, both a real trek on the Isle of North Uist. A Long Cairn 28m long and 10m wide identified in 1986 by Lord & Lady Granville, G R Curtis and M R Ponting. A subsequent visit by RCAHMS casts doubt on this interpretation preferring to see the remains as those of buildings - this seems harsh and not wholly justified.


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Overton Hill barrow cemeteryOverton Hill barrow cemetery

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:12:13 GMT

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A bronze age barrow cemetery on Overton Hill, northwest of West Kennett and east of the Ridgeway. There are several bowl and bell barrows, most of which were excavated in the 19th century. Several were planted with beech trees in the 18th century, making them very distinctive landmarks on the chalk downland to the east of the West Kennet Avenue.


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Kingsmead QuarryKingsmead Quarry

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:25:57 GMT

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Causewayed enclosure found in quarry near Windsor. Not sure if it's exactly this quarry but one in the close vicinity of this location. See the most recent comment on our page for more.. A neolithic monument has been discovered less than two miles from Windsor Castle. Dating from 5,500 years ago, it is one of the earliest known examples of monument-building in Britain. A ceremonial gathering place known as a causewayed enclosure has been revealed with the discovery of a series of encircling ditches, artificial boundaries with gap entrances, at a vast site in Berkshire.


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'Great Stones' Monumentality Symposium on Malta, September 2018Tarxien

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:40:48 GMT

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Call for Papers Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Two-day international workshop on the origins of Monumentality, Malta. . "Great Stones" Monumentality Symposium on the Mediterranean Island of Malta 23 and 24 September 2018. What drove ancient societies to change the landscape and create monumental ritual, ceremonial, contemplative and gathering places? We will consider the traditions of various Indigenous people in pursuit of a clearer understanding of the genesis of community-driven built environment.


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