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To understand the REAL purpose of Stonehenge 4500 years ago, try looking at if from a (peckish) bird’s eye point of view!

Summary (red font): We need a sober and realistic re-evaluation as to what Stonehenge represented. I say it existed for two-stage disembodiment of the recently dead – first by scavenger birds (“sky burial”)  closely followed then – and only then … Continue reading

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New or neglected evidence for Stonehenge having existed primarily as a site for ‘sky burial’ (well-supplied with bird perches!).

I’ll begin this new posting with a list of 10 new (or neglected) points regarding Stonehenge which have now been worked in to my overarching ‘sky burial’ narrative, first mooted here some 2 years ago. Yes, it’s time all that … Continue reading

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New thinking on Stonehenge: might the original chalk embankment have been intended primarily as a simple windbreak, protecting those Neolithic open fires against gusts of wind from the Atlantic? Was it later reinvented for an entirely different purpose (don’t ask!)?

Let’s start this posting with the photograph that accompanied a front-page article in this morning’s Telegraph newspaper:   Does the circle of banked-up soil put you in mind of anything else, like, say, the UK’s numerous henges, an inheritance  from … Continue reading

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Best not to ask what Stonehenge was really for … though that beaked sarsen (so-called) Heel Stone may provide a likely clue …

Hello again. Yes, it’s been a while since I last posted here (Spring 2016). Why the absence? Well, I’ll say more about that later. For now, I would simply ask you to note the new tag line to the right … Continue reading

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Might the standing stones of Stonehenge and Avebury have been purpose-built for ‘sky burial’, providing a secure perch for crows or maybe seagulls to roost or nest?

Notice the abundance of passing visitors on the wing.  Birds like to have a safe place to perch, or indeed to roost overnight.   Is what we are seeing here merely an incidental feature of Stonehenge and similar sites with … Continue reading

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