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|Description ||HDR Tone Mapped image of one of the stones at Avebury Stone Circle.|
| I have always suspected that the ledge and niche along the mid-line was designed to hold a reflecting surface or plaque of some kind, not necessarily metallic, but something like polished shale or quartz that could reflect the activity going on across the circle, perhaps a beam or a way to watch multiple events at the same time. It could also be a later Bronze Age adaptation and, in that case, metal could be used. Then again, if we look down on the ledge from above we might see a vernier calculator using the notches and irregularities on the top edge of the stone as shadow casters or micro gnomons. In this fabulous pic we can see a flare pointing down to the top edge of the niche. I suggest that every single shape on this stone should be investigated as a vernier point for several different alignments such as planetary transits, stellar risings and lunar standstills. |
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