Musings and bookmarks about Stonehenge and related stuff.
Have just spotted the above photo of Stone 16 from a Mike Pitts posting. The Stone is supposed to have a feature in common with the Heel Stone, namely an absence of man-made modification in any shape or form. Yet here we see something that is surely pictorial in nature, produced by fairly deep inscribing with a sharp flint or similar.I've given it a brief mention and indeed interpretation on my latest posting, 10 of 15 main points having been posted today.https://sussingstonehenge.wordpress.comClue to the picture: go to the site which numbers each stone individually, look at the final piccy taken it seems with the aid of a look-down-from-above drone. http://www.stonesofstonehenge.org.uk/2014/05/stone-16.htmlWhat do you see? Answer: what for all intents and purposes looks like a bird bath in a recess at the very top, out of sight from anyone viewing at ground level. Natural or man-made recess, or both? Who knows? But it's surely there to serve a purpose! Note too the "water baths" in the analogous Slaughter Stone diametrically opposite between Circle and Heel Stone? Also serving a similar purpose? Liquid refreshment? Go figure as they say. Where and how do these features fit with solstice celebration? Answer:they don't. I say it's time to get real as to the true purpose served by Stonehenge in pre-Bronze Age society.