Stone circle

Stone circle, Circular alignment of standing stones.

Stone circle image

A stone circle is a circular alignment of standing stones. They are commonly found across Northern Europe and Great Britain, and typically date from the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age eras, with most concentrations appearing from 3000 BC. The best known examples include those at the henge monument at Avebury, the Rollright Stones, and elements within the ring of standing stones at Stonehenge. Ancient stone circles appear throughout Europe, with many existing in the Pyrenees, on the Causse de Blandas in southern France in the Cevennes, in the Alps, Bulgaria, and Poland. Another type can be found in the Horn of Africa. Stone circles are usually grouped in terms of the shape and size of the stones, the span of their radius, and their population within the local area.

List of stone circles
5 months ago

List of stone circles ... A stone circle is a monument of stones arranged in a circle or ellipse. Such monuments have been constructed in many parts of the world throughout history...

Senegambian stone circles
5 months ago

Senegambian stone circles ... The Senegambian stone circles lie in The Gambia north of Janjanbureh and in central Senegal. With an approximate area of 30,000 km², they are sometimes...

Castlerigg stone circle
5 months ago

Castlerigg stone circle ... The stone circle at Castlerigg (alternatively Keswick Carles, Carles, Carsles, Castle-rig or Druids' Circle) is situated near Keswick in Cumbria, North...

Callanish Stones
4 months ago

Callanish Stones ... arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle. They were erected in the late Neolithic era, and were a focus for ritual...

Stonehenge
5 months ago

Stonehenge ... antiquarian use. Despite being contemporary with true Neolithic henges and stone circles, Stonehenge is in many ways atypical—for example, at more than 24 feet...

Drombeg stone circle
5 months ago

Drombeg stone circle ... Drombeg stone circle (also known as The Druid's Altar), is a small (9 m (29 ft across) axial stone circle located 2.4 km (1.5 mi) east of Glandore, County...

Stanton Drew stone circles
4 months ago

Stanton Drew stone circles ... Drew stone circles are just outside the village of Stanton Drew in the English county of Somerset. The largest stone circle is the Great Circle, 113 metres...

Xagħra Stone Circle
4 months ago

Xagħra Stone Circle ... The Xagħra Stone Circle (Maltese: Iċ-Ċirku tax-Xagħra), also known as the Xagħra Hypogeum or the Brochtorff Circle, is a Neolithic funerary complex located...

Avebury
6 months ago

Avebury ... Avebury (/ˈeɪvbəri/) is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, in southwest England. One...

Stone circle (disambiguation)
5 months ago

Stone circle (disambiguation) ... Stone circle may refer to: Stone circle (Megalithic), Stone circle (Iron Age) Stone Circles (Hong Kong) Senegambian stone circles some Australian Aboriginal...

Porlock Stone Circle
4 months ago
Rathfran Stone Circle
4 months ago
Uragh Stone Circle
4 months ago
Derryarkane Stone Circle
5 months ago
Nabta Playa
3 months ago
Castleruddery Stone Circle
4 months ago
Stone circles of Junapani
4 months ago
Withypool Stone Circle
4 months ago
The Hurlers (stone circles)
4 months ago
This article is copied from an article on Wikipedia® - the free encyclopedia created and edited by its online user community. This article is distributed under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License.