The History of Leith

September 21, 2011

The Lothians’ sacred landscape

Stonehenge used the Heel Stone to determine specific solar alignments. Archaeologist Alexander Thom and others, however, have shown that in a more mountainous setting (the Stonehenge landscape being notably flat), distant prominences, such as conical or pyramidal hills, were used as markers. Stonehenge had to resort to the use of artificial markers, as there were. for more click here

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