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    Woodhenges are being found all over Europe with ground penetrating radar. I subscribe to the channel 'Ancient Architects' on YouTube. This channel stays up to date on new finds.

    I cannot help but think that the woodhenges, eventually stonehenges, must be excellent calendars and the science must have been readily known by ancient people. Before paper and other types of calendars, these henges must have been fonts of information for those who understood. I wonder what we are missing?

    A preface to the book "Sacajawea" by Anna Lee Waldo, (c.) 1978, a long paragraph from the 'Federal Writers' Project', 'Montana' John A. Eddy, "National Geographic, 1977, is quoted.

    "A mysterious relic in the Big Horn Mountains west of Sheridan, Wyoming...is an elaborate circular pattern traced out in stone on a flat shoulder near the top of a 10,000 foot remote peak. The Medicine Wheel has a circumference of two hundred forty-five feet, with twenty-eight spokes and six stone cairns spaced evenly around its rim, and a seventh about fifteen feet from the wheel. These shelters are very low with a slab of rock across the top. Two of the cairns zero in on the summer solstice sunset. Alignments of others point to the rising points of three bright stars, Aldebaran, Rigel and Sirius."

    This paragraph finishes by mentioning another such Medicine Wheel in the vicinity which the writer theorizes, "undoubtedly predate the Shoshoni nation as we know it." (Shoshoni = Native American indigenous people of this area.)

    This paragraph fascinates me and reminds me of the circular henges scattered across Europe. Maybe some day I will try to visit the first mentioned site. It is not so terribly far from me.

    Otherwise, in my new home I am fascinated by the moon which seems to change course nightly. Most of my life has been spent in forests and hills and the moon comes and goes. I have done a lot of camping but never really considered the nightly changes in the moon. My new home has open fields surrounded by an elaborate forest/windbreak so the moon is not hidden by hills and mountains and it is reflected and emphasized in the river. I would think this wide and noticeable variance would certainly gain the attention of primitive peoples who would at some point begin to mark at least the patterns of the readily available moon and its relationship to other phenomena in the sky.
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      Originally posted by Anna Morris View Post
      Woodhenges are being found all over Europe with ground penetrating radar. I subscribe to the channel 'Ancient Architects' on YouTube. This channel stays up to date on new finds.

      I cannot help but think that the woodhenges, eventually stonehenges, must be excellent calendars and the science must have been readily known by ancient people. Before paper and other types of calendars, these henges must have been fonts of information for those who understood. I wonder what we are missing?

      A preface to the book "Sacajawea" by Anna Lee Waldo, (c.) 1978, a long paragraph from the 'Federal Writers' Project', 'Montana' John A. Eddy, "National Geographic, 1977, is quoted.

      "A mysterious relic in the Big Horn Mountains west of Sheridan, Wyoming...is an elaborate circular pattern traced out in stone on a flat shoulder near the top of a 10,000 foot remote peak. The Medicine Wheel has a circumference of two hundred forty-five feet, with twenty-eight spokes and six stone cairns spaced evenly around its rim, and a seventh about fifteen feet from the wheel. These shelters are very low with a slab of rock across the top. Two of the cairns zero in on the summer solstice sunset. Alignments of others point to the rising points of three bright stars, Aldebaran, Rigel and Sirius."

      This paragraph finishes by mentioning another such Medicine Wheel in the vicinity which the writer theorizes, "undoubtedly predate the Shoshoni nation as we know it." (Shoshoni = Native American indigenous people of this area.)

      This paragraph fascinates me and reminds me of the circular henges scattered across Europe. Maybe some day I will try to visit the first mentioned site. It is not so terribly far from me.

      Otherwise, in my new home I am fascinated by the moon which seems to change course nightly. Most of my life has been spent in forests and hills and the moon comes and goes. I have done a lot of camping but never really considered the nightly changes in the moon. My new home has open fields surrounded by an elaborate forest/windbreak so the moon is not hidden by hills and mountains and it is reflected and emphasized in the river. I would think this wide and noticeable variance would certainly gain the attention of primitive peoples who would at some point begin to mark at least the patterns of the readily available moon and its relationship to other phenomena in the sky.
      Lunar Eclipse over Stonehenge, Steven Sandner photographer.



      I have been following Andy Burnham's "Megalithic Portal" for some years, one of my many interests being prehistoric sites around Britain and Ireland. I would highly recommend Andy's website. Go to https://www.megalithic.co.uk/, and sign up for his newsletter which you'll receive on a regular basis in your email box.

      I should note that Mr. Burnham is the lead author on a book titled The Old Stones about prehistoric sites around the UK.

      He writes, "I'm on andy@megalithic.co.uk. My talks are illustrated with lots of slides, based around our Old Stones book, and cover many of the themes, new discoveries and mysteries highlighted in the book, along with a look at lesser known but interesting sites, including some in your local area."



      Most people don't think of the Prehistoric in terms of Liverpool. Although the place first started being something in medieval times and as far back as 1207 when as a small fishing village or incipient town, it was granted a charter by King John (yes the King John of Robin Hood, Runnymede, and the Magna Carta), the city didn't become established as a powerhouse until the 18th Century as a slave trading seaport in the "African trade." However, lookie here, not far from where John and Paul (and yours truly!) lived and went to school --

      The Calderstones are six neolithic sandstone boulders remaining from a dolmen (tomb).

      Carvings of spirals, concentric circles, arcs, cup marks, cup and ring marks and footprints are visible plus post-medieval graffiti. (From YO! Liverpool Pics Twitter)



      As the Calderstones looked in 1840. . .



      But locals apparently were in recent years mystified because of a....

      Mysterious hidden message inscribed on Liverpool roundabout

      The message carved on a stone plaque in the 19th century has become obscured by concrete


      The message carved into the stone plaque on the roundabout at Druid's Cross Road and Calderstones Road has become hidden by concrete over the years (Image: Colin Lane)

      A sunken roundabout near the entrance to Calderstones Park has baffled people with its mysterious, half-hidden message that has become obscured by concrete.

      The roundabout is a small raised, circular wall at the junction of Druids Cross Road and Calderstones Road in Allerton.

      At the side of the wall is a submerged stone plaque that starts off with the words “The Calderstones” but only the top of the letters of the next line of the inscription is visible as the rest is buried beneath ground.

      However, local historian John Reppion has revealed that the full inscription reads: “The Calderstones, Enclosed and Planted 1845”.

      The site of the roundabout itself is where the decorated sandstone monoliths, known as the Calderstones were put on display as a gateway feature in 1845.

      https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news...rpool-18717764

      I wrote on the "My Liverpool" forum:

      This shouldn't have been a mystery. Anyone could have worked this out with a little light research in local archives. The Calderstones were set up (mistakenly) in 1845 as a stone circle after they had been retrieved from a local tumulus or burial chamber. Here they are as shown in a photograph in Robert Griffiths' The History of the Royal and Ancient Park of Toxteth (1923). You can see the inscribed stone in question that became such a "mystery." As if.

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