Sunday, August 21, 2016


Source: Collective Evolution

The strange and ancient stone circles that reside on the British Isle have long remained a mysterious occurrence, with no one knowing quite why the circles were erected, or for what purpose. Built in two locations in Scotland, the strange structures pre-date Stonehenge by an estimated 500 years. They are responsible for sparking a 2,000-year-long practice of creating astronomical monuments in the region. But now researchers from Australia have finally answered some very important questions.

For the first time, the team has found statistical proof that the earliest standing stone monuments in Britain were built 5,000 years ago in order to line up the movements of the Sun and the Moon. “Nobody before this has ever statistically determined that a single stone circle was constructed with astronomical phenomena in mind – it was all supposition,” explained project leader Gail Higginbottom from the University of Adelaide. “This research is finally proof that the ancient Britons connected the Earth to the sky with their earliest standing stones, and that this practice continued in the same way for 2000 years.”

Higginbottom and her team analyzed Britain’s oldest great stone circles of Callanish and Stenness, which they determined were probably built with tall, thin slabs of stone around 3000 to 2900 BCE.

Their research, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, looked at many of the great circles with 2-D and 3-D technology in order to run quantitative tests regarding their alignment. The team discovered that the sites share a combination of astronomical and landscape cues similar to smaller Bronze Age sites erected more than 1,500 years later, on the nearby Scottish islands of Coll, Tiree, and Mull.

Even more intriguing is the revelation that the Standing Stones of Stenness were actually built in the exact reverse order of the Callanish Stones. The team discovered a specific pattern in the stones and the landscape at the Callanish site, identifying seven unique ‘cues’ that determined what they classified as a “classic” layout. Among these cues is the fact that the water occurred in the south. They also discovered that the northern horizon was the closest and the southern horizon the farthest. The highest points of the horizon were distinguished by specific mountains or hills. The summer and winter solstitial Sun and standstill Moon were found to typically rise out of and set into these high markings. Examining the sites in detail led the team to find that about half the sites were surrounded by one landscape pattern, and the other half by the complete reverse.

“These chosen surroundings would have influenced the way the Sun and Moon were seen, particularly in the timing of their rising and setting at special times, like when the Moon appears at its most northerly position on the horizon, which only happens every 18.6 years,” explained Dr. Higginbottom.

“For example, at 50% of the sites, the northern horizon is relatively higher and closer than the southern and the summer solstice Sun rises out of the highest peak in the north. At the other 50% of sites, the southern horizon is higher and closer than the northern, with the winter solstice Sun rising out of these highest horizons,” she continued.

The builders likely had to use an imaginary sphere in order to determine the position of the Sun and Moon at certain times. The celestial sphere has been an important tool for astronomers for centuries, as it allows them to track the constant movement of starts and planets.

The original builders invested a hefty amount of effort and work to erect these great stones meticulously within the landscape, and in relation to the astronomy they were aware of. This reveals these people’s strong connection with their environment, and emphasizes the importance it had on their culture’s survival.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Consider contributing to this site

Hope you like this not for profit site.

We could not devote so much energy into continuing this blog if it was not for the support of readers.

We greatly appreciate any support you provide!

Fair Use of Information for ALL All data is freely available to the ALL, as an inherent inalienable right of consciousness and existence, for the use of any being in creation. No Claim of Ownership is made by MDT, for any data presented on this page or elsewhere. Any information, writing, photographs, videos or content on this page is freely available to ALL without claim of Intellectual Ownership. We advise providing attribution to this website (MakingaDifferenceToday369) when, and if, data herein presented is used elsewhere; so as to remain honest, transparent and to maintain the public trust as to where the information was found. Any and All data herein presented has been re-claimed for the collective benefit of all sentient life from any and all parties who seek to limit its dissemination. Any claims of intellectual ownership or copyright, that were once ascribed to content on this page, or elsewhere, is NULL and VOID; as a result of a misrepresentation of right of ownership and breach of trust by any party whom presumes to claim title and exclusive right of use. No requests, threats, or notices which seek to limit the sharing information for the benefit of ALL will be honored. However, a humble request to provide information in a certain way or form will be considered, up to and including, the partial removal of data, and only as an agreement between 2 honorable parties whom fully disclose and honor a moral duty to the truth. FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, and so on. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. In this respect we are in accordance with the statutes as well as Natural Law.  Issued pursuant to and governed by I AM, eternal essence, in body. MDT is a humble messenger of the One Infinite and Absolute Creator, in service of the Truth and the ALL.