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Stone age carvings only visible at night

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http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/ancient-british-sacred-stones-hiding-secret-messages-that-are-only-visible-at-night/news-story/4bd326dd44df5202b30ffd2d89658d8d

MYSTERIOUS messages that are only visible at night have been found at an ancient British religious site.

The incredible find suggests our Stone Age ancestors left behind hidden carvings designed to be viewed in the darkness

Dr Jones told The Telegraph that he expects similar markings to be found at other ancient British sites.

“I think the new marks show that this site was used at night and it is likely that other ... sites were as well,” he added.

“Stonehenge does have markings, and I think that many more would be found at sites across the country if people were to look at them in different light.”

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Interesting read. How do they know that the rituals involved the smashing of rocks? 

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The site doesn't seem reliable.  I'm going to say "overblown" at best, hoax at worst.

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Hendraburnick ‘Quoit’: recording and dating rock art in the west of Britain - Andy M. Jones, Thomas Goskar

Time and Mind - Pages 1-16 | Received 09 Apr 2017, Accepted 03 May 2017, Published online: 04 Jul 2017

ABSTRACT

In 2013 a small-scale excavation was carried at Hendraburnick ‘Quoit’, which is located north Cornwall. The project was undertaken to establish whether the site was a ruined megalith and to obtain dating for the cup-marks which had been recorded at the site. The excavation revealed that the ‘quoit’ was a large propped ‘axe-shaped’ stone that had been set upon a low platform of slates, and that a second fallen standing stone was located at the eastern end of the site. Subsequently, the site appears to have become the focus for the smashing of quartz blocks, as well as for the deposition of mostly fragmented artefacts. Two samples were submitted for radiocarbon dating which produced Late Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age determinations. During the fieldwork it became apparent that the rock art was far more extensive than had been thought, and that it was most evident when viewed in low sunlight from the south east or by moonlight. It is suggested that the smashed vein quartz may have been used during night time rituals. Photogrammetric recording revealed the site to be the most decorated stone in southern Britain and suggests that rather than being pre-planned, the art accreted over time.

 

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Ancient stone monuments may have been used for mysterious moonlit ceremonies, say archaeologists 

Ancient stone monuments may have been used for mysterious night-time ceremonies, archaeologists believe, after finding that some rock carvings only appear in moonlight.

Read more: The Telegraph

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Is this where the Moonies come from?

 

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On 12/07/2017 at 6:53 AM, DebDandelion said:

Interesting read. How do they know that the rituals involved the smashing of rocks? 

They also discovered that pieces of quartz had been deliberately smashed up around the site which would have glowed in the dark under moonlight, or firelight, creating a gentle luminescence.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/07/ancient-stone-monuments-may-have-used-mysterious-moonlit-ceremonies/

 

 

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speak friend and enter.

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