Standing Stones of Stenness (Illustration)

Illustration

Jeffrey King
by Bob Jones
published on 07 January 2019
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The so-called Standing Stones of Stenness are a Neolithic monument on the island of Orkney, Britain. The four standing stones (each about 300 mm. thick and measuring up to 5 meters tall) were once part of a massive henge monument which included perhaps 12 standing stones in total.

Radiocarbon dating has shown that there was ritual activity on the site by at least 3100 BCE.

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Jones, B. (2019, January 07). Standing Stones of Stenness (Illustration). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9795/standing-stones-of-stenness-illustration/

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