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The Stone Circles of Keswick and Long Meg1

Nature volume 81, pages 128129 (29 July 1909) | Download Citation



IT has frequently been shown that the site on which a stone circle was erected was chosen with reference to the elevation of the northern horizon. At Keswick and Long Meg it appears that a further choice was exercised, in that, when possible, natural features were utilised in place of outlying stones or circles. In each case Arcturus rose in a well defined gap between two hills, whilst at Keswick, where the Pleiades were used for the May warning, the alignment passes over the crest of Great Mell Fell.

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