'Ancient' Site is Really a Replica

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  1. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

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    'Ancient' stone circle thought to be thousands of years old was built in the 1990s
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    Archaeologists in Scotland have revealed that a stone circle thought to be thousands of years old is actually a modern replica.

    Aberdeenshire Council said that experts were initially excited by the discovery of the ‘Recumbent Stone Circle,’ a type of monument typically constructed about 3,500 to 4,000 years ago that is unique to the North East of Scotland.

    The stone circle, which is in the parish of Leochel-Cushnie, was reported by the current owner of the farm where it is located, according to officials. “Some unusual features were noted during its recording, including its small diameter, proportionately small stones and lack of an obvious associated cairn or kerb stones,” explained Aberdeenshire County Council, in a statement. “There is however a huge amount of variation between Recumbent Stone Circles so finding these kinds of differences was not initially a major cause for concern.”

    As a result, the site was deemed an authentic Recumbent Stone Circle. However, subsequent research revealed that the "monument" is just a couple of decades old.

    A former owner of the farm contacted Aberdeenshire Council to say that he had built the stone circle in the mid-1990s.

    “It is obviously disappointing to learn of this development, but it also adds an interesting element to its story,” said Neil Ackerman, historic environment record assistant at Aberdeenshire Council, in the statement. “That it so closely copies a regional monument type shows the local knowledge, appreciation and engagement with the archaeology of the region by the local community.”
     
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  2. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

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    Just looking at the stones makes one wonder.....as they look freshly uncovered.
     
  3. humanoidlord

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    the rock in the center of the picture has a mound of dirt around it, that is suspicious
     
  4. wwkirk

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    What does the dirt signify to you?
     
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  5. humanoidlord

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    to me its a clear sign of a forgery
     
  6. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

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    Duh..
     
  7. humanoidlord

    humanoidlord ce3 researcher

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    yep, i just was trying to see if i myself could find the signs
     
  8. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I wonder why the farmer would build such a thing?...

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  9. Standingstones

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    It looks better than many stone circle pictures I have seen.
     
  10. Standingstones

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    Perhaps he was trying to duplicate a celestial alignment.
     
  11. humanoidlord

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    decoration?
     

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