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|Description ||This logan stone is special for it holds several 'solutions' basin on its uppermost stone and two on its second tier and a much smaller one on a grounder that abuts it. these 'solutions' basins were the subject of much interest and speculation by the early antiquarian Rev W Bolase who suggested they might be used for ceremonial rituals; that they might be conceived of as a direct gift from the heavans by the gods. borlase remarked on the fantastic forms of particular tors and argued that they must have been sites of worship and places where druidic orators would make their pronouncements. C Tilley argues that the way super-natural assignments were given to these naturally formed landscapes was one of the distinguishing features of the mesolithic/early neolithic periods. they ‘are highly likely to have regarded the entire landscape and all of its features as an ancestral creation. the hills, tors, and solution basins could have been ... the petrified shapes of ancestral beings’ ... or that the ancestors ‘sculpted the rocks, created the chambers in them, perhaps as their resting or burial places, and carv[ed] out the solution basins. the caves and fissures in the rocks, and perhaps the water-filled solution basins themselves, may have been regarded as places where the ancestral beings who created the world entered and left it.’ |
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