Ancient Scottish stone circle turns out to have been built in 1990s

It shouldn’t be so hard to date a stone circle from the 90s. You find a forty year old and ask “Hey, was that there when you were a kid?”

I would expect that by this point the assumption would be that if someone finds a new circle without excavating that it must be recent. Otherwise it would already be documented. People have been living in Scotland for at least a few hundred years.

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Well, at least ten thousand, apparently.

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From personal experience, anyone in their forties who was at a stone circle in the early nineties will have very little recollection of the event.

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So let me get this straight. This was the level Scottish technology had reached in the 1990s, and yet a substantial percentage of Scots think they can succeed as an independent country?

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They couldn’t have possibly built this with the technology available at the time…aliens.

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So I guess we should be concerned about any Iron Age severed heads preserved in resin we find in the circle? Asking for a friend.

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Hence the expression, “getting stoned”

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Why not? The English were only making crop circles back then.

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A thousand years from now, there will be papers on the sudden spread of Inukshuks world-wide.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/enough-with-the-inukshuks-already/article1080258/

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Did whoever built it actually put in the time to make it align with the sun and the calendar?

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“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.”

Or, and I’m just spit-balling here, it shows that some people like to put heavy rocks in a circle. But I’ll admit his reason is much sexier.

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2:10

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We are talking about a nation of people who don’t remember what happened last night…

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I’m trying to think of an event that would not be acceptable…oh! You’re talking about the National Trust.

Sounds like a great place for events that would not normally be acceptable at a neolithic monument.

Orgies. He means orgies.

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I was hoping for some Spinal Tap! I’ll just leave this here:

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“Built” seems like a generous description based on that photo. More like “arranged.”

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I’d be more concerned about the ones preserved in clear acrylic.

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Most stone circles are like that.

This is one that was close to where I grew up.

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