Evening light at Castlerigg Stone Circle, above Keswick, Cumbria
This megalithic Stone Circle is probably Neolithic which dates it to 3000bc. Like many similar stone structures its true purpose may never be know and always subject to challenge. One thing cannot be challenged and that is the Circles importance not just to Neolithic man but to many generations that followed.
It use could be social, religious, ritual, a bringer of a means to measure the passing of the seasons and solstice’s. The main marker stones accurately aliened with the cyclical movements of sun and moon…..it brought order to a world that was establishing itself.
As a ‘time piece’ it was vital, for there was great dependence upon what could be harvested. Knowing when to prepare the land, plant and when to reap was what life very much depended upon…..it was a time piece as vital as todays clocks and calendars….the very symbols of bringers of order in todays life.
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