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|Description ||Here's my theory: As you can see, the shadows cast on the western side of the circle point to the exact spot for the next stone in line. Perhaps this is why Avebury is more hexagonal in shape than round.
Based on this assumption, then it would be easy to work out the heights of the missing stones without too much difficulty. Maybe the distance between each stone along this side was calculated not by 'linear measurement' but rather set by the preceding stone and shadow cast.
Obviously it would be impossible for other parts of the circle to follow these rules when sighting of the stones was first made.
However, the connection made between sky and earth could, in this instance, be used to as a celestial marker of some sorts.
Aerial Photograph copyright JJ Evendon|
|Interesting idea! But surely, if true, there should be a gap in the stones where no shadows from the stone either side could reach at any time of the year. Is there such a gap? Jc|
|but the shadows will be different lengths, and in different directions at each moment of every day ? So how would this work ?
Nice thinking though ! And a cracking picture.|
|Hexagonal, rather than round implies momentary or multifunctional, rather than continuity. Captain, I think there should be 12 stones on each face, maybe thirteen. In this way, the stones of a side could work as a clock. In a different season, you would use a diffrent face. Maybe this is not exclusively Solar, and there is a Lunar component. What if I were building a clock for hours (large stones), days (small stones), and months or seasons? Moreover, there are objects missing, some added, and others moved, I think. I am curious about the grooves and aligned stones that indicate bisectors of the central (paved) cross roads. Also, is it an accident that the futbol field sideline reaches midcourt at a point exactly alligned with...well, you stick your pointer there, and see if you see it as well. =}|
|...and the diagonal of the baren square lies on the trajectory of the approach road...?|
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