Definitive report on the famous Calanais Stones published

Started by gash, October 13, 2016, 10:39:15 am

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After many years in the making, the definitive full report on excavations at the stone ring and alignments at Calanais in the Western Isles has now been published.

The Calanais Standing Stones are an extraordinary cross-shaped setting of ancient monoliths, erected 5,000 years ago. They predate Stonehenge and were an important place for ritual activity for at least 2,000 years.

Patrick Ashmore is a former Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments with Historic Scotland, now Historic Environment Scotland. His report 'Calanais Survey and Excavation 1979-88' recounts the details of a series of important excavations at the site during the 1980s and provides, for the first time, comprehensive detail and analysis of these important excavations, making a wealth of material available for archaeologists and other interested parties to develop their ideas and theories about one of Europe's most important Neolithic sites.

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