The Bath and Camerton Archaeological Society has published many reports on Stanton Drew (amongst other reports) including the most recent investigation into the Big Mound there. It was thought (hoped) it might be a Silbury like artificial one, it seems it is just a natural feature.
These reports are available from http://www.bacas.org.uk/publications.shtml
Stanton Drew - Probing the Big Ground Mound 2014 (High Resolution Print Version)
Stanton Drew - Probing the Big Ground Mound 2014 (Low Resolution Screen Version)
Stanton Drew - Report on The Big Ground Mound 2013 (High Resolution Print Version)
Stanton Drew - Report on The Big Ground Mound 2013 (Low Resolution Screen Version)
Valley of the Stones - Observations of Possible Megalithic Structures in the Valley of Stones, Dorset
Hautville's Quoit - Stanton Drew Surveys, 2012 - Hautville's Quoit ((High Resolution Print Version)
Hautville's Quoit - Stanton Drew Surveys, 2012 - Hautville's Quoit (Low Resolution Screen Version)
Stanton Drew Report - Stanton Drew Report 2010 (High Resolution Print Version)
Stanton Drew Report - Stanton Drew Report 2010 (Low Resolution Screen Version)
Stanton Drew Report - Stanton Drew Report 2009
Stanton Drew Stones - High Resolution Overhead Photos of the Stones
Hat tip to Brian John
As with previous blogs on this same site - all this recent archaeology proves is what I've been telling people for numerous years - this is not a prehistoric site!! It's a circle of Stones, not a Stone Circle.ReplyDelete
Its covered in sand and therefore under water until recent times (last 2000 years!), which is a bit more exact that the reports conclusion for the 'mound' - "It was concluded that the high resistance feature was not a megalithic monument, but a patch of very dry sand, probably resulting from a major flood event in Quaternary times. Geophysics had correctly identified the low moisture of the deposit, but had not been able to determine its exact nature."
If they can't identify features more exactly than "Quaternary" (2.588 ± 0.005 million years ago to the present) then let's be honest - it's a waste of time.
"this is not a prehistoric site!! It's a circle of Stones, not a Stone Circle. Its covered in sand and therefore under water until recent times "ReplyDelete
The monuments at Stanton Drew , apart from the Cove and the quoit , consist of three stone circles a henge a group of timber circles ,and two avenues avenues ,i.e. it is not simply a circle of stones and there is no reason to believe that any of the monuments they are not prehistoric .
The site is not "covered in sand " and the presence of local sand is not due to it having been under water .
"the presence of local sand is not due to it having been under water ."Delete
"a patch of very dry sand, probably resulting from a major flood event in Quaternary times."
Ah yes - Sherlock's famous prehistoric sand storms from previous blogs..ZZZzzzzzzzz!ReplyDelete
I was referring to the monuments . The ones you said were not prehistoric and were covered in sand i.e. not the natural mound .
Read the report "“The reddish-brown to red colour and a sand content ranging from 64% to
72% that is comprised of a mainly fine and medium grain size suggests that the origin of the soil is a result of the weathering and erosion of the underlying Triassic strata of Mercia Mudstone, where there is found locally a marginal facies comprising soft red and fawn calcareous sandstone bands. "
We haven't forgotten how you one of your crackers when you thought that "Head , aeolian and alluvium and Loess " were terms or technical jargon for sandy soil . And when you had no place to hide from that error could only respopnd with the memorable ""Quoting jargon and extracts of books will not help "
As for the mound report "There was
stratigraphic evidence of a flood event in the boundary between the topsoil and sand deposits comprising a ~50mm layer of grey-black sandy silt/clay "
Notice the boundary and mention of deposit . And "a darker grey-black organic sediment representing a possible flood event. "
I think you have had enough problems with sand , don't get stuck deeper Daisy .
Slightly more eloquent than the usual responses but still in evasion mode .ReplyDelete
Doze away Daisy . It's better than mooing , your'e less likely to make further mistakes .