Avebury & Castlerigg. Bayli Doubet and Jordan Armstrong. Avebury Henge. Avebury , England largest and finest of the Neolithic Age County of Wiltshire . Avebury. originally contained 600 stones only 76 of them remain visible 20 others buried Two smaller circles.
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Avebury & Castlerigg BayliDoubet and Jordan Armstrong
AveburyHenge Avebury, England largest and finest of the Neolithic Age County of Wiltshire
Avebury • originally contained 600 stones • only 76 of them remain visible • 20 others buried • Two smaller circles
Before the Henge • History before construction is unknown • Little evidence from archeologist excavations • Traces of flint • Visited by hunters-gathers in Middle Ages
Construction • Neolithic Age • 4,000–3,500 BC. • stable economy • non-essential activities • rituals or ceremonies
Excavations • Stone buried 7m below ground • Weighed over 100 tons • Largest found in UK
Ancient References • referred to as "Waledich” meaning Wallditch. • Name coming from Anglo-Saxon origin
Destruction • early 14 century • broken by being hammered • others by being heated in fires • concrete pylons mark former locations of stones • likely more stones are buried
Theories • two categories; • tall and slender or short and squat. • importance of gender in Neolithic Age • taller stones "male" • shorter ones "female"
Other Facts • Seen as a spiritual centre • One of the largest monument in Europe • Alexander KeillerMuseum- contains prehistoric artifacts from Avebury • 28 acres of land
CastleriggStone Circle Cumbria, England
Castlerigg • 38 stones • 30 m in diameter • 3-5 ft tall
Discovery • Built 3000 BC • Found in 1725, by William Stukeley • Originally 50 stones
Landscaping • Thought to have best setting • In between Keswick mountains • Most visited stone circle in Britain • Best time to visit dusk/dawn
Other Facts • Largest stone is 8 feet • Weighs 16 tons • Has a 10 stone rectangle inside
Excavation • Last excavated in1882 • Found charcoal • 1875 found stone axe
Theories • Astronomical Observatory • Stone-axe trade • Ceremonies
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