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The Neolithic

Ritual

Standing Stones at Machrie Moor

Period:
Neolithic
Description:

The landscape around Machrie Moor on the Isle of Arran has numerous prehistoric monuments from the Bronze Age and the Neolithic period. These include stone circles, standing stones and hut circles. The main focus of the area is on the large stone circles, one of which is named Fingal's Cauldron Seat after the legendary giant. Excavations have revealed that there were timber circles, in use for hundreds of years, in place before the stone monuments were raised.

 

Place of Production:
Arran
Materials/Media:
glass plate slide
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
EAGP099n
Creation Date:
c.1900
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council