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Captain Devoir's Archæological Researches in Brittany

    Naturevolume 79page51 (1908) | Download Citation



    SOME months ago Sir Norman Lockyer directed attention in NATURE (vol. Ixxvii., p. 56) to several interesting cases of inter-relation among the stone monuments of Britain. Captain Devoir, a distinguished officer of the French Navy and an accomplished surveyor, has sent us some plans he has recently prepared of a similar inter-relation he has found in Brittany, and among them one in the Canton of Ploudalmézeau. The plan, which he has permitted us to reproduce, shows how all the alignments there are directed to the solstices, or the May-year sun, and that they are continuous over a large stretch of country.

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