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Stone Circle Discovered That Could Be Older Than Stonehenge

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posted on May, 15 2015 @ 10:32 AM
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Thought this a nice share for ATS. I have not come across it before myself.



Archaeologists have revealed that a newly discovered stone circle could be of a similar age to Stonehenge. The mysterious ruined structure is the first for more than a century. Archaeologists believe that this is evidence the area was home to an advanced ancient civilization.


www.visiontimes.com...



Think they are still trying to figure out its excate age and it suprises me that it has gone unoticed for such a long time. The moors are a big place but they are well visited. It shows there is still much to be uncovered of Britains rich cultural heritage.

It is part of a set of eight that have been uncovered that would have formed an arc like apearance..

Here is a short video of what it may have looked like..




purp..

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posted on May, 15 2015 @ 10:48 AM
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Interesting find. It is kind of funny that it hadn't been found before, but as you said, the Moors are a big place....



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 11:07 AM
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This is awesome! I found a website dedicated to the area. I haven't gone through it yet but thought it may add to the discussion.

Dartmoor's Stone Circles

The Scorhill Circle is included on the website (on the left navigation area).




posted on May, 15 2015 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: purplemer

Who says it's just been discovered?! They are wrong.
I know Scorhill and Sittaford Tor circles well, everyone around here does, they are part of Dartmoor's history, I've been there loads of times over the last 25+ years.
Maybe the dating of the circle is news but the existence of them most certainly is not.
The article is misleading at best and sensationalist reporting at worst.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

there is also one in cumbria just off the a66 .



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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New to whom? Locals usually know of these things before they are known by "everyone else" not living there.

Then again, maybe there are more stone circles that fade in and out of our reality and are just waiting to be caught at the right time and documented... as 'everyone' knows the stone circles are nexus points of the multiverses... maybe, anyway... heh.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: tom.farnhill

Loads here in Devon & Cornwall, I got engaged in one of my personal favourites many years ago

Fernworthy (Froggymead) Stone Circle

a reply to: Baddogma I guess some academic had to be the first to claim knowledge of the circle, but yep, locally everyone knew the stones were there before the gorse burned one year exposing much more of them.
I suppose the 'discovery' was a discovery to 'academics' but to anyone who loves the circles of Dartmoor they were not a secret, just a challenge to get to due their thorny gorse guardians.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I have done team work exercises at Dartmoor, and I knew of those 15 years ago so yes, they are certainly known and not a new discovery, perhaps recently analysed and dated by Archaeology, but not unknown.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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Ah, I hope you had a wonderful time here in the SW

I am of course the loudmouthed self-identified agnostic atheist Brit on on ATS, but all our ancient stone monuments are amazingly inspirational places to me, deeply.
I love camping in circles, I love partying (*Edit* feasting) and dancing in our circles with likeminded folk.
They are still special places.
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posted on May, 15 2015 @ 04:50 PM
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Great find - used to hike round Cumbria and Yorkshire with my Dad years ago, there's hundreds (probably far more recent) of them tucked away, and even more standing stones, not seen any as impressive as this though.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: grainofsand

I have done team work exercises at Dartmoor, and I knew of those 15 years ago so yes, they are certainly known and not a new discovery, perhaps recently analysed and dated by Archaeology, but not unknown.


Those paths certainly look well-trodden. Is it private land? Perhaps that has restricted study until now...or MoD?



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 04:54 PM
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I am in Wiltshire so it isn't far and lived in Exeter for a while in the late 80's / early 90's.

Where I am is less than 5 miles from Avebury so I am used to stone circles and where I grew up in Scotland there is a variation, a rocking stone within a circle and druid's graves. Both are very atmospheric and have individual qualities.

Circle based festivals are fun, despite the fake Druids and wannabe witches, of which there are plenty around Avebury, especially in summer.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 04:57 PM
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originally posted by: bastion
not seen any as impressive as this though.
I would suggest a hiking holiday in Devon and Cornwall then, I am sure you will be impressed. Can be really cheap if you pitch tent on the free moors. PM me if you want any friendly and reliable advice about making such an adventure happen.
I absolutely love the moors and it's truly ancient monuments.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 05:01 PM
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originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
I am in Wiltshire so it isn't far and lived in Exeter for a while in the late 80's / early 90's.

Where I am is less than 5 miles from Avebury so I am used to stone circles and where I grew up in Scotland there is a variation, a rocking stone within a circle and druid's graves. Both are very atmospheric and have individual qualities.

Circle based festivals are fun, despite the fake Druids and wannabe witches, of which there are plenty around Avebury, especially in summer.




We must be in spitting distance of each other if your 5 miles from Avebury.

It's a nice place to be when the shiney witches and tourists are not there and the ridgeway is a great place to be if the free party idiots are not around looking for a place to mess up and ruin.

Not all the witches are fake though, just the ones that tell you there a witch and try and talk about there nonsense


As for the "new stone circle" I imagine it's new to the people that have not been aware of it for the past few hundred years.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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Thanks.

The moors are a great place for energy and solace. I am at home in nature, it's where I feel free and the moors are one of the places that have that quality.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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I know what you mean about the fake druid types lol, same here, you just have more drawn to Avebury for obvious reasons...and I won't complain if they continue to go your way, to be really honest.

Our stone circles in Devon and Cornwall can be beautiful places of solitude, or communal gathering, it depends on location and time of the year.
I certainly perceive a form of reverence when I am at our ancient stone circles, quite deeply, and I'm looking forward to a Summer of chilling good times with a lot of people at a few key local circles.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 05:57 PM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
As for the "new stone circle" I imagine it's new to the people that have not been aware of it for the past few hundred years.
Yeah it wasn't a 'discovery' locally.



posted on May, 15 2015 @ 11:22 PM
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Avebury is an amazing place, I have had some UFO encounters there, in the direction towards Silbury Hill and some great photographs in winter when there wasn't a tourist to be seen.

The Ridgeway is one of my favourite places, the area I know best is from the White Horse at Uffington to Wayland's.



posted on May, 17 2015 @ 05:12 AM
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From the posted quote:

Archaeologists believe that this is evidence the area was home to an advanced ancient civilization.

I'd be willing to bet that you couldn't find a single academic that "believes" the above.

That is the sort of idiocy that prevents me from clicking posted links.

Harte



posted on May, 17 2015 @ 05:28 AM
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a reply to: purplemer

Absolute tosh. They have not just been found at all. There are references going back to at least 1830

en.wikipedia.org...



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