I suppose the kind of stone plays a part, granite has unique vibrational properties but that is really stretching the conceivable. Maybe they were graves or prisoners were tied to the stones to make a sky burial.
"For me it is the most likely".
Why? Because you are being conditioned to believe it.
Just look at the stone circle in Nabta Playa or the one in Brazil: even one stone aligning to a point in heaven (sun, moon, some star or some constellation) will convince a modern archeologist is must have been a calendar.
I don't say the ancients didn't make calendars using standing stones, but that doesn't mean all circular arrangements of standing stones are automatically calendars.
OK, I just don't buy it.
No farmer anywhere on this planet needs a huge circle of standing stones to know when to sow and when to harvest.
A quantum accelerator?? You're kidding me, right?
"Some ritual function", yes, we agree on that one. A circle is a basic pattern: put a stick in the ground, attach a rope to it, keep the outer end in your hands, and start walking. Your tracks in the ground will create a circle. Put a huge stone at equal distances, and there you have your 'calendar'.
Stonehenge is the prime example: it aligned to the movements of the sun and the moon, according to Thom.
Well, I posted this video earlier in this thread, but I think it's a good idea to post it again:
And I hope you do remember the pics I posted in this thread about the ancient wooden teepee-like dwellings they found on the eastern coast of England and Scotland... People tend to create temples in the image of their usual houses, but much, much larger.
Edited by Abramelin, 06 June 2010 - 05:09 PM.