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10.17.11 - October 17, 2011 Sacred Landscapes of Henges and...

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October 17, 2011 Sacred Landscapes of Henges and Menhirs Carnac: alignment of menhir at Carnac (south coast of Brittany, France) Sacred landscape of W. Europe o Ca. 4800-1200 BC o Megalith Types: Menhir; Dolmnen; Henge Menhirs o One or more upright stone(s) Over 3000 upright stones at Carnac o Generally arranged in patterned alignments with significance for solstice or equinox o Often 1-15feet tall Tallest known at Locmariaquer (75 feet) o Sometimes carved is shallow relief o 19 th century ink drawing; broken fragments of tallest menhir at Locmariaquer Erecting an upright with o Ropes o Wooden levers o Abundant human labor The Neolithic and the 21 st century at Carnac Carnac, Kerlescan group with western enclose and solar alignments for winter solstice and equinox Menhirs with inscribed designs More recent designs on ancient menhir (celtic cross later placed on one) Rising sea levels threaten a Neolithic stone alignment o
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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10.17.11 - October 17, 2011 Sacred Landscapes of Henges and...

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