World Web - A compendium of Internet sites discussing the Ancient World.
Recently revised and enlarged.
- Virtual Library for Archaeology; this website provides access to archaeological
resources available on the Internet. Information is categorized by geographic
region and subject.
Catalogue - Developed by the Archaeology Data Service. This catalogue
allows fast searching of records such as the National Excavation Index for England
(contributed by RCHME); the Fife, Shetland, and Strathclyde sections of the National
Monuments Record of Scotland (contributed by RCAHMS); and the Microfilm Index
for England (contributed by RCHME).
Links - Extensive collection of archeology-related links. Includes African,
British Isles, Egyptian, list of publications, reference sources.
at The Mining Co - The Mining Company's archaeology site "takes back the
Net" providing a sane, user-friendly outlet for archaeologists to communicate
with the general public, and a resource base for the working archaeologist.
Resource Guide for Europe (ARGE) - Clear and extensive guide for European
archaeology contains the most comprehensive set of resources for this region.
Links can be accessed by country, by subject, by period, or by a database search.
im Internet - Beautiful collection of archaeology links, with excellent
graphics and photographic images. Maintained by the Freiburg University (in German).
Links ordered by geographic area and chronologically.
- Extensive collection of archaeology links (in French).
- An exhaustive listing of just about
any archival and library
resource on the Web for just about any historical research need.
- These web pages contain everything you ever wanted to know about bibliographic
data for Britain and Ireland. This includes information on the scope, aims, background
and history of the BIAB project, along with extensive details of archaeological
serial publications, and contact details of archaeology publishers and/or editors.
You can also search a database which allows you to search for references to material
published from 1695 to 1991.
Archaeology on the Internet, maintained at the University of Durham.
- An extremely complete classification of useful archaeological Internet sites,
by the Strathclyde University.
guide to UK archaeology online - A new directory of sources on British
archaeology by the Council for British Archaeology.
- European Archaeological Research Project - An online database for excavation
opportunities aiming to contact directly the universities and the European institutions,
which organise excavation campaigns. In English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
of archaeological terms
- the WWW version of the Internet Resource
Guide to Heritage
Conservation, Historic Preservation, and Archaeology
Archaeology Home Page, with an extensive list of links.
Megalithic Map - A very detailed map-based interface to every stone circle
in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Monument Class Descriptions - These data have been produced over a number
of years by the Monuments Protection Program (English Heritage) to support an
evaluation procedure which was designed as the starting point for defining national
MDA Archaeological Objects Thesaurus - Database of archaeological objects,
by the Museum Documentation Association.
Monuments Record at the RCHME - These records include 2.5 million air
photographs providing complete coverage of England and data on most archaeological
sites, excavations and archives in England.
Prehistoric Web Index - Rich and useful database that takes you straight
to images and info on megalithic and prehistoric sites in the Web.
Books - The most complete Internet bookshop: over 2.5 millions of titles.
Exceptional search engine, interesting discount prices (20-40%), readers' reviews
and search service for rare and out of print books.
Bookshop - Internet shopping with searchable index of hundreds of books
T Batsford - Publishers of specialist books on Archaeology, currently
only have the English Heritage and Historic Series.
Bookshop has a huge stock of Archaeology, Architecture and History volumes,
and a mail-order service.
- Online Public Access Catalogue, based at the University of Manchester, COPAC
provides searchers to the online catalogues of some of the largest university
research libraries in UK and Ireland. Searching is possible using title words,
author and organization names, subject words, date and language.
Books - Publishers of unique guides to the ancient stone monuments in
Britain, focusing on West Yorkshire, detailing history, archaeology, folklore,
geomancy and "earth mysteries".
Hanna's Bookstore - Internet bookshop based in Dublin, Ireland, with many
archaeological titles and a searchable index.
Mamvro - Meyn Mamvro Publications produce a number of books and booklets
about the ancient sites of Cornwall, including comprehensively illustrated guides
to the alignments, ley paths and anomalous energies at ancient and sacred sites
in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, such as standing stones, stone circles, dolmens,
fogous, holy wells and crosses.
Books - Specialists in books on Archaeology and History from early Man
to the Middle Ages, including Prehistory across Europe and the Near East. Also
covered is the Archaeology of the Americas, Africa and Asia.
- Publisher with many Archaeology titles and a searchable catalogue online.
Press - SAR Press publishes an excellent series of books dealing with
archaeology of the American Southwest.
Stationery Office Virtual Bookstore - Suppliers of official publications,
including some RCHME titles.
- Internet site of one of the most famous bookshops in the world: online catalogue,
chat, critics guide, best sellers and a good selection of Archaeology books.
Stone Magazine - An interesting quarterly journal of archaeology, folklore
Ireland - A new monthly history magazine on the Net about Ireland. From
the Iron Age to the Renaissance.
- Website of the famous archaeological journal.
- An official publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, Archaeology
Magazine Online features its current issue's TOC, abstracts and selected articles
partnered with listings of archaeology events / museum shows, selected back issues
and staff choices for best archaeological sites on the Web.
Computing Newsletter - Under development at Glasgow University.
- Spanish online magazine about archaeology: meetings, museums, digs, rock art.
Assemblage - An e-zine on Archaeology providing fun and facts.
Archaeology - The WWW incarnation of the excellent CBA Newsletter.
Archaeology - If you have an interest in anything to do with British Archaeology,
this is the place to find out about digs, discoveries, latest news, societies,
events, or just other people who share your interests.
Archaeology - An authoritative bimonthly magazine covering archaeology
around the globe.
Archaeology - The journal of human palaeoecology. By the Department of
Archaeology and Prehistory of the University of Sheffield.
Journal of Archaeology - A new magazine, published three times a year
by SAGE Publications in association with the European Association of Archaeologists.
Wilson Art Abstracts - This database is now hosted by EDINA (Edinburgh
Data and Information Access). It provides both abstracts and bibliographic references
for a wide variety of archaeological journals, including: American Journal of
Archaeology, American Antiquity, Antiquity, Archaeologischer Anzeiger, Archaeologia,
Archaeological Journal, Archaeology, Journal of Field Archaeology, Museum News,
Ley Hunter Journal - The journal of geomancy and earth mysteries, ancient
wisdom, landscapes and sacred sites.
Prehistory Online - This journal publishes a wide range of high quality
applied archaeological articles, focusing on theoretical, empirical and methodological
discussions about the Mediterranean Basin, which deal with current scientific
topics and debates.
- A mixture of news, announcements and documents from many archaeological organizations.
Pages - Picture database covering megalithic sites all around the world:
Great Britain, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, Spain,
Malta, Russia, America, Africa and Asia. By Jan Bily.
Structures - Stone circles appear to have been constructed with astronomical
considerations in mind. Over the past 9 years, Tom Bullock has visited, photographed
and made measurements of over 300 stone circles. A short description and photograph
of several of them is included, along with an enjoyable travel diary.
in Western Europe - Some of the best megalithic sites from Brittany to
Greece, including Barnenez, Skara Brae, Tyrins, Malta and the Nuraghi in Sardinia.
Kinley's Web Site - Mike Kinley's British (and Irish) high-resolution
archaeological and ancient site photographs. An eclectic collection from a graduate
Standing Stones - Pictures of particular Irish sites, like Ballynoe and
Beaghmore, plus other photos of much more famous monuments like Newgrange (Ireland)
and Callanish on the Isle of Lewis (Scotland).
'n' Stuff - Ancient stones and antiquities, including photos and descriptions
of English, Welsh and Briton megalithic sites.
Places - Website devoted to Neolithic monuments of all sorts. This site
includes info and photos of some sites in Cornwall and parts of Scotland (mainly
in Argyll and Dumfries and Galloway).
- The Ancient
Sites Directory - Enjoyable and frequently updated guide to prehistoric
monuments around Great Britain. Details of how to find them and a useful glossary.
By Chris Tweed.
sites in Britain: the "Old Ghosts" - About 30 prehistoric and megalithic
sites of the British Isles with short descriptions and many photographic images.
Express - Ancient Britain - Ancient Britain travel and heritage guide,
including an A-Z gazetteer of ancient sites in England and Wales, feature articles,
and visitor information.
Heritage - As well as covering Julian's musical activities, the Head Heritage
site offers an interactive gazetteer to a great deal of megalithic sites mentioned
in his book the Modern Antiquarian.
of sites in the British Isles - Clive Ruggles' on-line image resource
- Stone Search - Very interesting website with a database of over 1200
megalithic sites. Search them by name, area. Latitude and longitude values are
also given for UK sites, for GPS users and archaeo-astronomers. Complete details
of grid reference and some description and images of the main British megalithic
Mysteries - From Orkney to Cornwall, over 100 photographs and descriptions
of the most interesting and picturesque British standing stones, stone circles
and stone rows. By Andy Burnham.
and Megaliths - This site's images represent only a small degree of the
many Neolithic/Bronze Age megalithic monuments that are spread across the length
and breadth of the British Isles. By Jim Dyson.
Ancient Site & Curiosities Page - Pictures and info about an assorted
collection of ancient sites in England, Scotland and Wales. Many pages still under
- Photo gallery of ancient monuments, with comments. Mostly W and SW Scotland,
but also featuring the Stones mailing list trip to Avebury.
Stone Circle Data Base - These pages contain lots of useful information
on a hundred stone circles across the UK. Details on how to get to them, quality
of the site, excavation findings and astronomical data are all included.
stone circle pages - An informal guide to circles in northern England
and Wales, concentrating on high quality pictures and text detailed enough for
the enthusiast. Derbyshire in particular is covered thoroughly.
other stone circle pages - These pages cover a selection of about 35 megalithic
sites across England, Scotland and Wales. The emphasis is to bring to the web
images and texts about the more obscure circles and standing stones which few
people have heard of.
Circles, Antiquities and Oddities - An investigation into the Stone Circles,
Standing Stones, Burial Mounds, Henges and Hillforts of Britain. The author seeks
to provide an impression of sites he has visited through his own photographs,
as well as the writing of experts such as Jacquetta Hawkes.
Circles of Britain - Observations on British stone circles, with good
descriptions and a selection of photographic images.
Circles of Stones - The main intention of this page is to introduce you
to the complex minds of what was once perceived a simple society. While the stone
circles builders may not have held the same concepts of astronomy and geometry
as we do today, it is obvious that they utilised, to the best of their ability,
basic theories on 'true' circle production and celestial alignments.
circles in England and Wales - The author visited circles and burial chambers
in Cumbria, Derbyshire and South Wales; on this website you can find a brief description
of the sites and a ranking of how good the author thinks they are.
and Stone Circles - Info and photos of 27 megalithic sites in England
(Cumbria, Devon and Derbyshire) and on Angelsey. By Tim and Helen Prevett.
Stone Circles and Antiquities - Stone circles, standing stones, henges
and Iron Age hillforts are displayed on these pages, along with images and brief
around the Astons - A page maintained by the Astons' Local History Group.
The whole area of high chalk lands from Maidenhead in the east to Avebury and
further in the west is scattered with the evidence of man's habitation in the
region from prehistoric times. There are numerous sites from Neolithic, Bronze
Age, Iron Age; on these pages there are descriptions of the Iron Age hill fort
on Blewburton Hill and the Bell barrow.
Avebury/Stonehenge stone circles - Lots of useful information on Stonehenge
and Avebury: from opening times and guided tours to the latest research news and
interesting books on these famous megalithic sites.
Stones - Photographs of the wondrous stones at Avebury, Wiltshire.
Neolithic Landscape Project - This project began in 1995 following the
discovery of pits, postholes and gulleys containing early and middle Neolithic
pottery and flintwork within an area of land identified for stone quarrying. The
rationale of the project involves a rescue excavation of an extensive site prior
to its destruction by quarrying and a research into the evolution of a tract of
land during the later Mesolithic through to the later Bronze Age.
Britannia. Earth mysteries - Info and links on some English megalithic
sites, ley lines and other earth mysteries.
Stone Circles - B/w images of stone circles in Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire,
Devon, Lancashire and Wiltshire. By Stephen Dean.
Bronze Age Burnt mound at Watermead Country Park - Complete description
of the excavations undertaken in 1996 at Birstall (England).
Archaeology Group - The Caradon District covers an area of East Cornwall
(England) that is exceptionally rich in archaeological remains. It includes an
area of Bodmin Moor known as the Minions Area Heritage Project which has stone
circles hill top enclosures and numerous burial mounds in a very small area. Basic
descriptions and a few photos.
Ring Hillfort - The historic village of Findon, West Sussex. What to see,
including the Cissbury Ring hillfort. Where to stay. Local pubs. Local shops &
Cotswolds - Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age sites with descriptions and
Chase - A summary of sites discovered via aerial photography in North
Dorset: Whitey Top Farm, Pentridge (geophysical survey over a probable Neolithic
mortuary enclosure and long barrow), the Handley Down enclosure, Sixpenny Handley
(geophysical, contour surveys and excavation over a probable early Neolithic enclosure),
Goldfields Farm, Sixpenny Handley (geophysical survey over a Bronze Age to Romano-British
settlement) and Down Farm, Gussage St Michael (geophysical survey over an enclosure
noted on aerial photographs of 1955).
Cumbria: Circles and Cairns - From Banniside to White Hag, a large number
of Cumbrian stone circles and cairns.
Cumbria History - Info and photographs of some well-known megalithic sites
of Cumbria, including Mayburgh henge, Castlerigg and Long Meg stone circles.
The Cumbria Stone Circles Site - Some well-known Cumbrian megalithic sites
as Grey Croft, Swinside and Long Meg stone circles. By Justin Grammer.
Aerial Pictures - Aerial pictures including the Cerne Abbas Giant, Maiden
Castle, Badbury Rings (ancient hillfort), Chalbury Hillfort (local history from
prehistoric period), Eggardon Hill (Iron Age hillfort near Bridport) and Poundbury
Hillfort (Iron Age monument).
Guide to Ancient History & Legends - A guide to Exmoor's ancient stones,
circles and sites.
Edge Archaeology Project - The site is based around a long term landscape
and excavation project at Gardom's Edge, near Baslow in the Peak District. So
far the website contains background info, previous year's research, an upto date
site diary from this year's excavations, and some Quicktime VR panoramas of the
landcsape and excavations.
Mysteries: Megalithic Sites and Mounds - Interesting pages on megalithic
sites in England. By Chris Whitcombe.
figure site - Scattered throughout southern England are currently some
38 hill figures cut into the abundant chalk downlands, the most famous of these
is the White Horse of Uffington on the Berkshire downs. On this website you can
find good images and extensive info on all these sites.
Wiltshire - Info on the many beauties of Wiltshire, including Stonehenge,
Avebury and a thoroughful description of White horses and barrows.
Lewis - Photography - Evocative black and white images of some well-known
British megalithic monuments: Merrivale, Avebury, Lanyon Quoit.
- Research at the Knowlton
Henge complex - Over the past three years Bournemouth University has carried
out a program of field survey and excavation at Knowlton Circles in North Dorset.
The purpose of this web page is to provide an introduction to the monument complex
at Knowlton, and to provide an outline of the results so far obtained.
Wiltshire - This website is all about Wiltshire, a county located in the
UK and full of interesting megalithic sites.
England - On these pages are the descriptions of some ancient places in
the south west of England, mainly Cornwall and Devon, along with a few of the
legends attached to them.
of History in Southern England - Page dedicated to ancient sites of southern
England, including Avebury, Stanton Drew, The Rollrights, Glastonbury, Belas Knapp
and The Hurlers.
Circles & Rows (a dowser's perspective) - The site provides photographs
of 26 ancient stone monuments in Cornwall (England) and what was discovered by
dowsing them and the surrounding area. With diagrams.
Friends of the Rollright Stones - Fact, fable and fantasy about the only
stone circle in the Cotswolds.
Mysterious Rollright Stones - The Rollright Stone Circle, Oxfordshire:
one of the most famous megalithic sites in Britain. Photos, legends and links.
- A journal of historical and environmental issues which includes the story of
the discovery and removal of Holme's Seahenge to Flag Fen by English Heritage.
Standing Stones of Dartmoor - In the Moondragon website, a section is
devoted to the beautiful stone monuments on Dartmoor.
Nine Ladies! - Website of a campaign to prevent the re-opening of two
dormant quarries in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. If the scheme
goes ahead, the setting of the Nine Ladies Stone Circle will be ruined. The campaign
consists of a local residents group and a treetop occupation.
Stanton - This site provides information about Stanton Moor and the proposed
development of two dormant quarries on the hillside below Stanton Moor: a forty
year excavation program would mean 2.4 million tons of this peaceful, ancient
and mystical place gone.
Drew Primary School - This is Stanton Drew Primary School's website which
provides information about the village and the stone circles. It is written by
the staff and children.
& Co's Pages - Family web presence with photographic record of ancient
sites visited: 36 English monuments and 12 Scottish sites. Interesting APS wide
circles of England - Written by M. Turford and an exclusive to Mystical
World Wide Web. Detailing all the stone circle sites in England with basic info.
photographs - The Standing Stone picture site, with many images devoted
to Avebury. The photographs are changed on a regular basis as the author passes
through Avebury every day going to and from his work as Photographic Officer with
English Heritage in Swindon.
- Website of the Seriously Retro - A few pictures and text concerned with
prehistoric monuments of Yorkshire.
- One of the most detailed websites covering all you need to know about Stonehenge.
under threat! - Everything you ever wanted to know about the plan to drive
a new dual-carriageway (4-lane highway) through the Stonehenge World Heritage
Site in Wiltshire. Although the website was put together by people who oppose
the plan, you'll also find here lots of information that supports it.
Complete Stonehenge - While not a very extensive site compared to some,
this site has proved helpful to a growing number of people, and does offer some
nice graphics and links. Unusual features: the 'Why I'm obsessed' page, as well
as the page of poetry about Stonehenge.
study of spatial relations in the Avebury landscape in the later Neolithic
- A study of the three dimensional relationships present within the later Neolithic
Avebury complex, including a number of panoramas from around the area.
Archeology & Folklore Page - A collection of detailed articles relating
to the antiquities and folklore in the county of Sussex.
- Two trackways located on the Humber foreshore south of Melton in East Yorkshire
(England) are now on line as part of the Humber Wetlands Project. The site includes
information about the discovery, the recent excavations and the interpretations
of the two trackways and contains a number of photographs of them under excavation.
Fieldtrip to Salisbury Plain - Complete map linked to dozens of text-only
descriptions of archaeological sites, by the University of Southampton Department
Wicker Screen - History Home Page - A review of some of Wessex ancient
sites. It covers various sites, from the world famous Stonehenge to the virtually
unknown henges of Knowlton. By Phil Dunn.
Neolithic Enclosures - Bournemouth University has conducted a program
of research and fieldwork reassessing the Neolithic and Bronze Age of the Sussex
chalklands. The purpose of this web page is to introduce the second of the field
research projects at Wolstonbury Hill in West Sussex, and to provide a brief summary
of the results obtained so far.
Alba - Some standing stones and cairns of Scotland.
Scotland - Lots of details and many photographs of sites in Orkney, Kilmartin
and the Hebrides. By Martin McCarthy.
at Gallifrey - Photos and words describing an archaeological excavation
of fallen stones in a double row of stones at Ardnacross (Isle of Mull, Scotland).
Neolithic enclosures - Excavations in 1984-85 at Bannockburn, Stirlingshire
(Scotland), revealed some post-defined enclosures dated to the mid fourth to early
third millennium BC. On these web pages there is a complete discussion of the
excavations and some images.
and Stenness on the Web - Some pictures and discussion of two famous stone
circles on the Orkney Islands.
Buchan stone circles - The Buchan recumbent stone circles are set apart
from the rest of the corpus of similar relics by the occurrence of a bank of small
stones forming a circle in which the uprights are set. This feature can be observed
in all the seven sites listed on these pages.
(Calanais) Visitor Centre - One of the best prehistoric Scottish sites,
on the Isle of Lewis (Outer Hebrides).
Dig - Since its discovery in May 1998, when a tractor broke through the
roof of a stone built chamber under a field at Crantit Farm in Orkney, this apparently
undisturbed neolithic tomb has promised the answers to many questions about Neolithic
times. The excavation of this amazing discovery is being undertaken by Glasgow
University for Historic Scotland and you will be able to follow the progress on
these pages as it occurs.
Dark Isle - Stone Circles & Cairns - This website contains information
and pictures on about a dozen of stone circles, cairns and henges in Scotland.
Project - On the Dunragit archaeological excavation website you can find
the site diary and various photo galleries. The excavation is part of an on-going
series of investigations into neolithic henge monuments in the Dumfriesshire and
Galloway region being conducted by Julian Thomas.
Home Page - Info and images on Scottish and Orcadian megalithic sites,
including Skara Brae, the best preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.
By Andy Nicol.
Gerald Ponting, Tour Guide, Lecturer, Writer, Photographer - Several pages
relating to researches carried out at Callanish, Isle of Lewis (Scotland), including
a full description and history of the site.
The Grotto's Photo Gallery - This website currently contains a few photographs
of Scottish megalithic sites, including Gurness, Stenness, Brodgar and Skara Brae.
Hill Forts of East Lothian - An online guide to the Iron Age hillforts
of East Lothian.
Jim and Moggie Visit Callanish - Pictures of the largest stone circle
at Callanish, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. There are photos of other
Scottish sites: Callanish II and III, Clava Cairn Circles and Loanhead of Daviot.
House Trust - Kilmartin House Trust is establishing a pioneering centre
for Archaeology: to inform visitors of all there is to see and enjoy; to look
at links between people and their environment; to help interpret the landscape;
to search for clues to the beginnings of Scottish culture. Map guide and pictures
of many megalithic sites in the Kilmartin Valley.
cam-page at Maes Howe - A camera positioned at Maes Howe tomb (Orkney,
Scotland) that will broadcast winter solstice sunset. By Victor Reijs.
- The aim of the Arcane Technologies megaliths website is to document all the
Scottish megalithic sites. Good photographs and useful info. By Alligator Descartes.
and Pictish Sites of North East of Scotland - Pictures and descriptions
of 19 stone circles, 10 standing stones and some Pictish carved stones of the
North East of Scotland. By George Soja.
- A splendid and very interesting site detailing various aspects of Orkney history,
tradition, folklore and scenery. By Sigurd Towrie.
pile of old stones - An amateur guide to a few of the recumbent stone
circles and Pictish symbols stones in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Includes photos
and realistic directions on reaching the six sites described here. Funny &
useful remarks under the 'Lindsey's tip' section.
J Goodall's Homepage - The author lives in Huntly, a small town 35 miles
north-west of Aberdeen in the foothills of the Grampians and on the fringe of
Recumbent Stone Circle country. On these pages you can find info about about hillforts
in the Grampian area, about recumbent stone circles and about the Picts.
Rampant Scotland Directory - A directory of websites on archaeology in
Recumbent Stone Circles of North East Scotland - This site is dedicated
to listing, describing and locating the recumbent stone circles of North East
Scotland. Included is a description of 9 sites with pictures and info on how to
stones - Gallery of five megaliths of Scotland: Drumtroddan, CairnHoly
I and II, Torhousekie I and II. By Pat O'Halloran.
stones and ancient monuments in Scotland - In-depth info on standing stones
and other ancient monuments in the Scottish Highlands and Islands with excellent
links and photos, some of which can be sent as free electronic postcards via the
Web. By Joanne Mackenzie-Winters.
Circles in Angus and Perthshire - These pages show some of the stone circles
and other similar sites in the Angus and Perthshire area. Information is provided
regarding finding the sites, and photographs of the sites themselves wherever
of Wonder - Extremely detailed and comprehensive Web guidebook to megalithic
sites in Scotland that have astronomical orientations. By Robert Pollack. There
is a listing of the monuments which can be visited, and the best time of year
to see them and observe for yourself sunrises, sunsets, moon rises and moon sets.
His work is based on original surveys.
Tait's Website - Charles Tait is an Orkney based photographer who specialises
in landscapes, seascapes, archaeology, nature, wildlife and who runs an extensive
photo library which covers some of the most beautiful megalithic sites of Scotland.
Barnhouse - Reconstruction of a Neolithic dwelling excavated at Barnhouse,
Orkney. It explores some recent archaeological theoretical trends through a virtual-reality
visit to Bonnie Scotland - This page is dedicated to Scotland and its
beauty. Some images on famous megalithic sites: Clava, Maes Howe, Brodgar and
To The Past - A descriptive gazetteer of about 10 prehistoric sites, concentrating
on northern Scotland. With some photos, notes on the sites and how to reach them
and a personal perspective.
of Wales : Standing Stones, Cromlechs, Stone Circles - There are many
small burial chambers and standing stones scattered throughout the British Isles
built with massive unmoveable stones that have been moved. For more "tombs with
a view" visit the burial chambers and standing stones in north Wales at the walesdirectory.
- On this page you can find some ancient sites and Sheela Na Gigs in the UK, especially
in the South Wales area.
Wales - In the remote valleys and hillsides of Wales lie stone monuments,
the legacy of a civilisation long gone. The author of this website has spent many
hours in the peace and tranquility of these remote sites recording both the geometry
and undertaking photography of these stone structures.
and Bronze Age Wales - An interesting survey on chamber burials, cairns,
stone settings, etc. in Wales. By Herbert Roese.
in the Isle of Man - A photo gallery, with links to more detailed descriptions,
of stone circles in the Isle of Man (United Kingdom). Also featuring ancient burial
sites and an extensive list of archaeological sites on the island.
in Jersey - Some pictures and drawings of megalithic sites on Jersey:
Le Couperon, La Table des Marthes, La Pouquelaye de Faldouet, La Ville ès
Nouaux, Le Dolmen de Mont Ubé. With no descriptions.
Irish Monuments - Descriptions, photos and links to ancient Irish monuments
including dolmens, crannogs, forts, barrows, clochans, tumuli, cairns, passage
graves and stone circles.
sites in the Irish landscape - A dozen Irish megalithic sites with photos
at Navan - Web page dedicated to Navan Fort: Northern Ireland's most important
prehistoric monument. By the late Bronze Age, a major complex of sites had begun
to develop at Navan; roundhouses and compounds, a ritual pool and a hillfort known
as Haughey's Fort. The discovery of a barbary ape skull at Navan Fort suggests
that it may well have served as the seat of a local chief during the late Bronze
Age or early Iron Age.
A Brief Guide to Irish Archaeological Sites - This page is intended as
a brief intorduction to some of the many types of archaeological monuments which
can be seen in Ireland: wedge tombs, enclosures, barrows, cairns, stone circles,
souterrains, fulachta fiadh and many others.
in County Sligo - Within Sligo's narrow confines is one of Western Europe's
richest concentration of prehistoric and later monuments. The sites described
here are a mere fraction of what Sligo's archaeological and historical heritage
has to offer and it is hoped that the information will prove both useful and interesting
to locals and visitors alike.
Carrick East dolmen - These stones stand just two miles outside the town
of Limavady (Ireland). With a splendid view of the distant Sperrin mountains,
they have been resting here in undisturbed magnificence for thousands of years.
On these web pages there is also a complete description of the excavation carried
Doon Archaeological Trail - An inland promontory fort on Lough Carra (Co.
Mayo), with sites from late Bronze Age, enclosed in a spectacular landscape of
mountain, lake and woodland.
Dungarvan Museum Society - On the website of the Dungarvan Museum Society
(Co. Waterford), a page is devoted to the local megalithic monuments. Info on
the court cairn at Ballinamona Lower.
Fiadh - Burnt mounds (fulachta fiadh) were an integral part of the prehistoric
landscape in Ireland. They form the biggest number of a single prehistoric monument
in Ireland and over the years have generated much interest in the archaeological
world. Yet the purpose of them is still unclear even though major studies have
been conducted. There are three main theories and they are all discussed here.
Ireland - An excellent Irish Government website devoted to the heritage
of Ireland. Described on these pages are several megalithic sites, including Brú
na Boinne (Newgrange, Dowth and Knowth) and the Hill of Tara.
light, body and soul - A photographic essay of spiritual places In Ireland
by Justin Knecht. Many pictures of the Boyne Valley region, including Newgrange
Ireland - A resource for those interested in the ancient megalithic sites
of Ireland, with a strong focus on the mounds of the Boyne Valley. Many photographs
and information, plus a section devoted to ancient Irish mythology and legends.
- The author's grandfather traced his roots to the Vaughey family in Slane, a
small estate village about an hour's drive north of Dublin. The charm of the town,
its people, its history and heritage treasures are descripted on these pages.
na Caillí - Pics and info on the stone mound Sliabh na Caillí,
in Ireland. By Ceridwen Keeley.
Atlantis - Information on the ancient chambered cairns (also known as
passage graves) of Ireland, based in the Lough Arrow region. Including images
and info on other sites: the Caves of Kesh, Carrowkeel, Knocknarea, Carrowmore,
Heapstown and Loughcrew.
spared stones of Ireland - Articles on lesser-known Irish monuments and
arcane aspects of Irish archaeology, illustrated with some photographs. Subjects
include phallic pillars, holed stones, sweathouses, cross-pillars, ogam-stones,
bullauns and cross-slabs.
Italiana - Since 1998, this website is a reliable point of reference for
Italian archaeological news and educational online resources. In Italian.
- Su Nuraxi - Extensive information on Sardinia's most famous nuraghe
with images and animations. An analysis is carried out of the periods preceeding
the Nuragic age and of similiar monuments both in Sardinia as well as in the Mediterranean
e Menhir di Giurdignano - Itinerary comprising several megalithic sites
in southern Italy. In Italian.
Is Cirquittus - Webpage on the stone circle of Is Cirquittus, in Sardinia.
By the Department of Archaeoastronomy of the Astronomical Centre of Cagliari.
mark of Cassiopeia constellation on the promontory of Caprione (Lerici, Liguria)
- Years ago, while studying the morphology of Oscan and Celtic toponyms on the
Caprione - the easternmost promontory of the Riviera Ligure - the authors discovered
five holy megalithic places, not intervisible.
di Pietra - Some megalithic sites of the Salento peninsula (Italy): dolmens
and menhirs (standing stones). In Italian.
Pietre/Stones - A brilliant Italian photographer has recorded all the
megalithic sites of Apulia (Italy) in a book. Lots of info, beautiful photos and
don't worry: the website is in English! By Toti Calò.
of Lunigiana (Tuscany, Italy) - An incredibly well-made virtual museum
about these peculiar prehistoric carved stones. By Gruppo Archeologico Pisano.
and protohistory in Liguria - An extensive photo collection (150 objects
and sites), a detailed historical presentation and an analitic index on Prehistory
and Protohistory in Liguria (Italy).
Sa Coveccada - Webpage on the beautiful dolmen of Sa Coveccada, in Sardinia.
By the Department of Archaeoastronomy of the Astronomical Centre of Cagliari.
du Bronze de la region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - Rock art discussed
on the site is about south-east France's Bronze Age. In French.
menhirs & cromlechs - Three beautiful photographs of the dolmens of
Toucou, Costa-Caouda and Pouget, in the Herault region. By Frédéric
Daniau. In French.
du Morbihan - Beautiful site about the megalithic paradise of Brittany
(France). Very well designed, splendid pictures, lots of useful info and a little
megalithic dictionary. By Miranda Joubioux.
village d'Ariège: Le Mas d'Azil - Le Mas d'Azil is a little French
village. On its outskirts there are four megalithic monuments: Dolmen du Cap del
Pouech, Dolmen de Bidot, Dolmen de Brillaut and the Dolmen de Couminge. Photos
and short descriptions of these prehistoric sites. In French.
mégalithes de la Côte de granite rose - Several megalithic
sites of Trégor (Côtes d'Armor, Brittany). Many interesting photos
of dolmens, standing stones and allées couvertes. In French.
de Lanvaux - Some megalithic monuments of Brittany: dolmens, standing
stones, allées couvertes, with photos. In French.
en Morbihan - Website developed for the French Ministry of Culture, excellent
graphics, many informations on the famous megalithic sites of the Morbihan region,
including Carnac, Gavrinis, Locmariaquer and Le Petit-Mont. In French.
The megaliths of Carnac - Alignments, stone circles, standing stones,
etc. of the the extraordinary Carnac area in Brittany. By Vicky Sherwood.
Pagans' wall - Mont Ste. Odile - Visit of the biggest cyclopic wall (Pagans'
Wall) of Europe, the secrets of megalithic cup-rocks, megaliths in Eastern France
and the sanctuary of the neolithic goddess on Mont Ste. Odile (Alsace). With photographs
and text both in English and German.
Megalithic Pages - Very good guide of dolmens, menhirs (standing stones)
of Spain. About 40 sites with descriptions, photographs and old drawings. In Spanish.
Balearic Prehistoric Archaeology - An active research and excavational
programme in the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca for the last 40 years. They
are organizing the 'Islands in Prehistory conference 2001'.
dolmen de Antelas - Description of the excavation, the structure, the
rock paintings (direct dated 3625-3140 BC) and the ritual uses of a magnificent
Portuguese dolmen. In Portuguese.
e mámoa de Chan da Arquiña - Semi-interred Spanish dolmen,
in a park. In Spanish.
al monumento megalitico de Dombate - A complete archaeological introduction
(and something more) on a Spanish megalithic monument with pictographs and petroglyphs.
By José M. Bello Dieguez. In Spanish.
megalitic a l'Albera (Capmany-Agullana) - Description of a walk and a
visit to four megaliths in Catalonia (Spain): Pedra del Sacrificis, Barraca del
Lladre, Menhir del Quer Afumat and Dolmen del Quer Afumat. With maps, photos and
educational activities. In Catalan.
in Mallorca - Bronze Age constructions and walled villages in the isle
Talaiots y Taules - Short descriptions and some photographs of megalithic
monuments of Menorca (Spain). In Spanish.
megalitismo na Beira Alta - Extensive decscription of the megalithic monuments
of Beira Alta (Portugal). In Portuguese.
- Megaliths of Menorca - Photos of megalithic sites, taulas and talaiots
of Menorca with descriptions both in English and German.
Portogallo. Tracce del passato - An excerpt on megaliths taken from an
article on Portuguese archaeology. By Vincenzo Fusco, in Italian.
La ruta de los dolmenes - Valencia de Alcantara is an important megalithic
area of Spain. In this website you can find the description of three itineraries
between dolmens with photos and directions on how to get there. In Spanish.
Anundshög - Webpage dedicated to one of the most interesting ancient
sites in Sweden. Well preserved stone ships, a burial mound and a rune stone.
and Prehistory on Malta - Many good photographs.
Archeoastronomiecké otaznÍky - Standing stones and other
stone monuments of Czech Republic. In Czech.
Archaeology - In July 1993, Dr. Ruth Tringham and colleagues started the
preliminary reconnaissance of a multi-period (Bronze Age/Eneolithic/Neolithic)
settlement in Northern Bulgaria. Description of the digs with some photographs.
- Magickeskite megaliti na drevna Bulgaria - Apparently a description
of some 49 standing stones which are forming patterns in Bulgaria. In Bulgarian.
in Denmark - A collection of high resolution photographs.
in the Netherlands - Extensive Dutch passage-graves (hunebedden) and dolmens
guide, with many photographs and an active map. Full reports both in English and
Dutch of all existing 54 hunebedden in Holland. By Hans Meijer.
Stonepages - Website devoted to the most famous European stone circles,
along with a couple of poems and many photos of Stonehenge. In German.
Staetten der Heiden und Ketzer - The author takes a personal interest
in prehistorical and ancient topics, as he's doing some research on his pre-Christian
ancestors, and of so-called heretics. Beautiful photos of dolmens. In German.
stones and crawling through rituals - This page deals with the holed stones
in Europe. Including sites and rituals from Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Ireland
and other areas. Photos, info, motivations/effects and suggestions for further
of sites in continental Europe, including northern France, Bulgaria, Romania,
Mallorca. By Clive Ruggles
Homepage - A site describing the archaeological heritage of the Maltese
Islands and the Grupp Arkeologiku Malti. Many photos and in-depth info about the
island's prehistory and dolmens.
und Dolmen - Website devoted to Celtic mythology and megalithic tombs
in Germany, Wales, Ireland and Brittany. In German.
und andere Steine rund um Dörnten - These pages are about megaliths
and other stones around Dörnten, a small village in northern Germany. Several
photos and some info; in German.
Temples of Malta - An introduction to the Mediterranean's earliest civilization
and the physical evidence which still stands: Mother Earth's oldest existing stone
Megalithic Temples of Malta - The megalithic temples of Malta, dating
from 5500 years ago, are the oldest free standing stone structures of the world.
This web site contains more than 400 web pages of information about the prehistoric
sites on the islands of Malta and Gozo.
tomb at Roussa - Photo and description of a megalithic dolmen built of
five large stone slabs, near Roussa (Greece).
Megaliths at and around Osnabrueck (Germany) - A journey through the Osnabrueck
Area (North-West-Germany) with a lot of pictures of its megalithic barrows.
Megaliths in Belgium - Photos, location maps and some info on several
megalithic sites in Belgium.
- Very interesting pages about megaliths of Slovakia. Extensive and detailed list
of 23 sites, some photos. In Slovak.
Malta - What's the significance of these impressive monuments? Who were
these extremely fat ladies with the small hands and feet? Do those enigmatic figures
on the outside of the temple enclosures represent demons and ghosts?
Temples of Malta - The prehistoric temples of Malta are unique in the
world. They are the oldest standing stone structures which remain to us from ancient
times. Photo tours of four of the main Maltese sites, with plans and photographs.
in Germany - Descriptions, maps and images of some controversial cairns,
in South-West Germany. One of those cairns is depicted by the author as 'The highest
stone-stepped pyramid of the continent'. On these pages is an appeal for support
to organize a professional excavation of the site.
Alligator Mound: A Hopewell Effigy - The Alligator Mound is a 210 feet
(64 metres) long effigy mound in Ohio (USA). Most archaeologists agree that this
mound was constructed during the Middle Woodland period (100 BC- 400 AD) by the
Hopewell culture. For years it laid relatively isolated and almost forgotten.
The area features many geometric earthworks designed on astronomical principles.
- Prehistoric archaeological sites of the American Southwest (Colorado, Utah,
Arizona and New Mexico). By Greg Bondar.
art of Korea - Extraordinary website devoted to the prehistoric monuments
of Korea. Including 17 dolmens, 5 menhirs (standing stones), barrows and stone
rows. With images, maps and descriptions. By Byon Kwang-Hyon.
du Fujairah - Description of the spectacular Bitnah tomb (in the United
Arab Emirates), dug in the late Eighties by the Groupe de Recherches en Archéologie
Préhistorique (a division of the Anthropology Department of Geneva University).
Çatalhöyük - Information about the activities of the
research being conducted at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük
Dolmen Path - The window to Russian megalithic world. This website includes
a very interesting photo gallery, information about Russian dolmens, artifacts
and other megaliths, maps, gallery and legends. The majority of Russian megaliths
is located at the northwestern part of Caucasus mountains. Most of them are represented
by rectangular structures made of stone slabs or cut in rocks with holes cut in
of Hy-Brazil - Web page about some huge and almost unknown megalithic
sites in Southern America. Also a couple of b/w stone sites in West New Guinea
and Caroline Islands. By an independent researcher, Arthur Franco.
North Salem Dolmen - The largest supposed Celtiberian dolmen yet discovered
in North America, located at North Salem, New York.
the Trail of Ancient Americans - What was happening on the American continent
when Julias Caesar was Emporer of Rome? What great civilizations were built on
the American continent? Dad, Harrison and Amanda took off for a few weeks to see
what they could learn about the Ancient Americans, especially the Anasazi.
Prehistoric Megaliths in the Western Caucasus - A long-term project on
a group of dolmens in the Caucasus, administered by the Institute for Study of
Material Culture History of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia).
U.S. Prehistory - Southeastern United States prehistory and archaeology,
including a section on solstice alignments at North American Mound Sites. Send
archaeological e-cards; Archaeological news ticker; maintained by a University
of Arkansas anthropology graduate student.
circles of the Gambia - Web page dedicated to the very little known but
extremely interesting stone circles in Gambia, Africa. By Momodou Camara.
naskalna Uzbekistanu - Petroglyphs pictures from central Asia (Uzbekistan).
Megaliths - A paper attempting to provide an anthropological and demographic
hypothesis for the study of megalithic burial practices in the Vidarbha region
- Web pages covering a number of petroform sites in in the Kawartha region of
Ontario, Canada. Their prehistoric origin is controversial.
ASLaN - The Ancient Sacred Landscape Network is a diverse collection of
groups that have come together to promote the idea that the conservation of and
access to sacred sites are both compatible and desirable. Have a look at its charter.
Valley Archaeoastronomy Association - ARSAV is a non-profit association
whose aim is to widen and spread the knowledge concerning Aosta Valley and Italian
archaeoastronomy. To this purpose various attivities of research, updating and
diffusion, lectures and meetings are organized. With some images and info on the
prehistoric sites of the region.
Archaeology - Including Westhope aerial photography survey. Project Research
Design: The Landscape around an Iron age Hill Fort in Northern Herefordshire.
Bournemouth University: the Archaeological Group - Courses, research programs,
fieldwork, events and publications of one of the largest communities of academic
archaeologists in southern England.
Archaeological Association - This page provides details of the activities
of the Association and contacts you should wish to inquire further. Details of
the 1998 summer conference have been retained so viewers can appreciate what occurs
on one of these meetings.
Welsh Historic Monuments - Created in 1984, Cadw carries out the complete
range of responsibilities for the conservation, presentation, and promotion of
the built heritage of Wales on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales.
CAIRN - Le Centre Archéologique d'Initiation et de Recherche sur
le N&eacutye;olithique is a centre representing a connection between the megalithic
heritage of Vandée and the public.
for British Archaeology - Wales - CBA Wales but focuses on the special
needs of Wales in all aspects of archaeological understanding and conservation,
from the earliest times to the age of industry and beyond.
for Archaeoastronomy - Founded in 1978 at the University of Maryland to
advance research, education and public awareness of archaeoastronomy.
Archaeological Society - Founded in 1849, it is one of the oldest societies
of its kind in UK. Its program of lectures, fieldwork projects, activities, excursions
and 150th anniversary celebrations.
for British Archaeology
for Scottish Archaeology
- Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust - One of the four Welsh Archaeological
Trusts working to help protect, record and interpret all aspects of the historic
landscape. Education and work projects, archaeological services, useful links
to related websites.
Heritage archaeology division - The English Heritage's division that provides
archaeological expertise and advice to the organization.
Archaeologucal Trust - The Trust aims to study and preserve the archaeological
sites and finds of South Wales.
de Recherches Historiques en Provence - G.R.H.P. is a registered non-profit
organization founded in August 1994, it aims to gather people interested in the
archaeology, history and the rural life in Provence, France.
Society - It is a 20 year old organization dedicated to investigating,
protecting and preserving megalithic structures in southern New England.
Lincolnshire and Archaeological Project Services
Scotland - It safeguards Scotland's built heritage by scheduling monuments
of national importance and by listing historic buildings of special architectural
or historic interest. Historic Scotland has more than 300 properties in its care
and welcomes around 2.9 million visitors each year to over 70 properties where
admission is charged.
of Field Archaeologists - The IFA is a professional organization for archaeologists.
This website provides valuable information for professional archaeologists, users
and providers of archaeological services, and students studying archaeology and
Heritage Council - The Heritage Council is advised on archaeological matters
by the statutory Archaeology Committee. It grant-aids a number of archaeological
research projects. The Council is also asked to comment on a wide range of issues
ranging from the Boyne Valley Integrated Development Plan to the Licensing of
National Heritage Park, Wexford - The purpose of the Irish National Heritage
Park is to let you see how people lived, worshipped and buried their dead, at
different periods in history. This has been accomplished by constructing full-scale
reconstructions of the types of homesteads, places of ritual of worship, burial
modes, and other, long forgotten, remains of a past stretching back around 9,000
years. On their website there are sections devoted to Stone Age, Bronze Age and
Celtic/early Christian Age.
- Museum Documentation Association On-line - The lead body in the UK for
museum information management, supported in its work by the Museums & Galleries
Commission, and the respective Museum Councils in Northern Ireland, Scotland and
Trust - Founded in 1895 and covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland,
the National Trust is an independant organization. The Trust is promoting the
permanent preservation of areas of beauty or historical interest. There are estimated
to be more than 40,000 sites of archaeological interest in the Trust's ownership.
Trust for Scotland - The NTS is promoting the preservation of places of
historic and architectural interest or natural beauty. The Trust's archaeologist
maintains a Sites and Monuments Record, and runs various archaeological projects,
some of which require volunteer help.
Studies Group - A loose-knit collectivity of archaeologists, mainly from
Britain and the Atlantic seaboard countries of the European Union, with an interest
in the Neolithic period.
Archaeological Trust - Founded in 1996 to provide the Islands with the
Archaeological Service its magnificent ancient monuments deserve. It acts as a
focus for professional an educational research into these sites and monuments.
With images and info on selected sites: Skara Brae, Brodgar, Knap of Howar, Maeshowe,
Stones of Stenness, Dwarfie Stane and Unstan.
England Antiquities Research Association - The NEARA is a non-profit association
dedicated to a better understanding of American historic and prehistoric past
through the study and preservation of New England's stone sites in their cultural
context. Including an online magazine and the description of some megalithic and
ceremonial sites in New England.
Society - The Prehistoric Society is the only archaeological society in
the British Isles devoted exclusively to the study of prehistory. Originally founded
in 1908 by enthusiastic amateurs, the Society caters for both professional archaeologists
and members of the general public. Its activities are open to all members alike
(many such events are included in the subscription rate), and include lectures,
weekend conferences, regular archaeological tours in Britain and overseas. The
Society also supports some half dozen research projects each year.
- An independent charitable organization with no ties to government or to any
other public body, RESCUE acts to promote archaeology's interests in Britain.
- Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and the National Monuments
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. On this website
you can find what RCHMW is and what it do, the National Monuments Record of Wales,
information on current projects and useful web links.
of American Research - The archaeology branch of the School of American
Research maintains the permanent archaeology collections for researchers, and
supports archaeology through the advanced seminar, publication, and resident scholar
- The Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network is a Millennium Project to build
a networked multimedia resource base for the study, teaching and appreciation
of history and material culture in Scotland. Currently the SCRAN resource base
contains about 60,000 text records of objects from over 30 museums, galleries
and archives. A few hundred of these records are attached to images. By the Millennium
there are plans to grow to 1.5 million text records and 100,000 multimedia objects,
including movies, sound clips and VR.
Amenity Trust - The Trust's aims are to protect, improve and enhance buildings
and artefacts of architectural, historical, educational or of other interest in
For American Archaeology - An international organization dedicated to
the research, interpretation and protection of the archaeological heritage of
College Dublin - Department of archaeology - The teaching staff of the
Department are active in many areas of archaeological research including the art
and architecture of megalithic tombs, prehistoric landscapes, stone axe petrology,
metalwork and burial ritual of the insular early Bronze Age, the Iron Age and
its insular and European contexts.
Yorkshire Archaeology Service - Website full of details concerning all
aspects of work undertaken by the foremost archaeological unit in the North of
in Astroarchaeology - Cosmology is the heart and soul of all cultures.
This website provides maps of the heavens and timelines for their motions.
Anasazi Almanac - Information and maps about some ancient solar eclipses
that touched a section of the Colorado plateau from 300 AD to 1300 AD. Mentions
an interpretation of rock art at Chaco Canyon as a solar eclipse.
- Up to the minute chronometric almanac of equinoxes, solstices and cross quarter
dates with informative animation of these seasonal cusps.
Archeoastronomia - Webpages on archaeoastronomy, megalithic monuments,
petroglyphs and calendars by the Brera Astronomic Observatory and the Department
of Physics of the University of Milan (Italy). In Italian.
Rose Archaeoastronomy - Burro Flats - An archaeological consulting firm
in California. On this website there are photos of Chumash rock art and an animation
of the winter solstice light dagger at Burro Flats, as well as John Romani's thesis
on the Burro Flats site.
conferences on archaeoastronomy - A series of triennial meetings that
have focused on the role that astronomical phenomena have played in human societies,
ranging from the applied (such as the basis for calendrics and orientations) to
the ceremonial (the significance given the "ritual landscape" of the
Markers - Solstices are wonderful times to look for solar markers in rock.
Indeed, the window of opportunity is about two weeks. On these pages there are
many examples of solar markers and information on how observing them.
prehistory park - Welcome to Archaeolink prehistory park at Oyne, Aberdeenshire
(Scotland). A fascinating new visitor experience in the heart of ancient Aberdeenshire.
Beautiful graphics, good info on the park and related subjects, a few photos.
Ancient Farm - Frequently known as the Iron Age Farm: is a replica of
the sort of farm which would have existed in the British Iron Age circa 300 BC.
Tours - Spiritual tours through the sacred sites of Scotland, England
and Ireland to awaken the heart and heal the soul. Through ancient stone circles,
fairy mounds, castles and mystical glens, we invite you to join us on an magical
journey of transformation and healing as we retrace the tracks of ancient pilgrims.
Denmark Iron Age Village - A reconstructed ancient environment built according
to findings from archaeological excavations.
Mysteries & Sacred Site Tours - Tours to England, Ireland, Scotland,
Greece, Crete, Egypt, Malta, Switzerland, France, Peru, Hawaii. Explore mythology,
earth mysteries, ancient sites, metaphysics, ley lines, megalithic sites, temples,
gods/goddesses, alternative healing therapies, mystical sites.
Tours - Story-teller Richard Marsh leads small groups on full-day tours,
on which Irish myth and legend come to life in a special way "on location" at
Stone Age passage tombs, Bronze Age stone circles and dolmens, Iron Age hill forts
and ring forts, standing stones, ogham stones, earthworks.
of the Iron Age - This English museum interprets the site of nearby Danebury
Hill fort and life in the pre-Roman Age.
Journeys - Sacred tours of the UK and Eire and sacred tours embracing
the goddess energies within. Wide range of healing retreats in some of the most
enigmatic locations in Celtic mythology.
Sites Tours - They organize tours to the sacred sites of Britain (standing
stones and stone sircles, ancient tombs, chalk carvings, sacred wells). It is
based in Minneapolis (Minnesota).
Crannog Center - Here you can learn about the the Scottish Crannog Centre
and the underwater archaeology at Oakbank Crannog (Loch Tay - Perthshire, Scotland).
The Scottish Crannog Centre is a reconstruction of a lochside dwelling over 2,500
years old and was built by the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA)
with the support of many individuals and sponsorship from many organisations.
Tours - The Stonehenge Tour Company operates two daily guided tours of
Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles. The company also explore the surrounding
countryside rich in history and mystery. Special Access tours allow to go beyond
the fences and actually touch Stonehenge - a unique experience.
Within - Sponsors and conducts workshops, conferences, weekend retreats
and international tours to mysterious and sacred sites.
Jobs and People Finder - For everyone involved in Archaeology, History
and related disciplines looking for jobs and contracts (e.g. volunteer places
on digs, teaching posts etc.); needing staff for a project or a permanent position
(job and project vacancies); requiring specialist services (e.g. geophysical surveying,
archaeological illustration etc.).
Air Photography - Francesca Radcliffe's interest in Archaeology led her
to archaeological photography from the air. On these pages are many photos of
megalithic sites, including several pictures of long barrows and hillforts.
et Gobelets - Swiss association for the diffusion of knowledge and research
about the Campaniforme. With good bibliographic references online and links.
a key to prehistory - A website devoted to Archaeogeodesy: a methodology
for investigating the placements, interrelationships, spatial properties, arrangements
and architecture of prehistoric sites and monuments.
and Development - Archaeologists campaigning for the environment - An
informal collective of campaigners dedicated to fighting developments that are
systematically destroying our heritage, from ancient sites and landscapes, to
monuments and battlefields.
Channel - The world's first TV channel devoted to archaeology programming,
brought to you by the Archaeological Legacy Institute, a nonprofit corporation
whose mission is to bring the benefits of archaeology to a wider constituency,
including professional archaeologists, indigenous peoples, and everyone interested
in the subject.
British Bronze Age - Extensive description of the Bronze Age in the British
Isles, including cronology, settlement sites, economy, rituals and burials.
Bronze Age in the Netherlands - All about the Bronze Age in the Netherlands,
including pictures, drawings, books, activities in the prehistoric open air museum,
Eindhoven (NL) and the first metals in history.
Archaeology Research Expedition - In previous years teams led by Dr. Carleton
Jones discovered numerous megalithic tombs and contemporary farmsteads, and in
1998 began the excavation of a court tomb first recorded in 1994. Volunteers will
be working in an area of County Clare, western Ireland, known as the Burren, and
this year they will continue the excavation of the tomb.
Arts and Cultures - A superbly documented website. It is full of images
(including 15 about Bronze Age Europe) and data that will prove useful for anyone
interested in Celtic peoples.
- Computer Applications in Archaeology.
La Fortification - Pictures and explanation of fortification from ancient
times to 19th century, including the Scottish brochs and other ancient fortifications.
Nogier. Histoire et archeologie en Correze In French.
Program - A state-sponsored archaeological research program, based in
Girard Paintings - This site exhibits the mysterious paintings of Douglas
Girard, which are inspired by ancient Europe's standing stones and stone circles
as well as European history and mythology.
Walls and Fields - Drystone walls, and the boundaries which they define,
are relics of human activity in the landscape. Some of these boundaries are prehistoric
in origin, having survived through the ages either due to later disuse and isolation,
or continuing use and adaptation by successive generations. This article examines
the evidence for this, together with how field systems have been adapted through
the ages, and some examples of the main types. There are also links to related
sites, and a bibliography.
- A documentary fim company based on a long term interest in megalithic landscapes.
Small photo gallery of some English prehistoric sites to browse.
Convention for the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage of Europe (Revised)
1992 - The so called 'Malta Convention'.
Prehistoric Art Web Page - Held at Tomar (Portugal), with the support
of the European Commission, these courses will be organised under the following
themes: recording and conservation techniques, dating and interpretation methods,
new technologies, management and theory.
Ogham thing on the Web
I grandi monumenti megalitici - From an amateur astronomers' newletter,
a page dedicated to megalithic monuments, with a few beautiful b/w photos. By
Elia Cozzi, in Italian.
Archaeology Service - Featuring walks around Caithness.
to Irish archaeology - By Michael Sundermeier, Creighton University, Oregon,
U.S.A., as background information to a course on Irish literature. It is illustrated
with photographs taken by the author.
cultures: an answer to rising sea level? - An unpublished theory to explain
the meaning of megaliths. By Claude Lantz. In English and French.
message from the past? - It shows tracings of previously ignored drawings
at prehistoric sites around the globe. These appear in caves,on standing stones
and on later iconography.
Hengineering - Weekly magazine celebrating ancient art from 12,500 BCE
to 600 CE. Artwork and articles currently online range from stone circles both
ancient and fantasy, tattoo designs, folk art, Arthurian and Atecotti based issues
to more unlikely events such as Elvis "turning up" at Stonehenge.
- The Monuments at Risk Survey; on this website you may find The Martian Chronicles
(bulletins of MARS Projecy) and some conference papers.
Geomancy - If you seek evidence of the geomantic tradition and its skills
on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Places of North America - Website dedicated to presenting locations within
North America that fall outside the mainstream of "standard archaeology".
- A huge database of ogham inscriptions. By Jost Gippert. In German.
Solstice - A 'pirate operation' to promote a pacific occupation of Carnac's
megalithic alignments (Brittany, France) during the summer solstice of 1999. This
would be done as a protest to a project led by the Carnac Council and the Culture
Department whose aim (apparently) is the commercial exploitation of Carnac megalithic
area. In French.
- On this page you can find everything about Ötzi, the mummified Neolithic
man found into an Alpine glacier in Italy. Many resources, in-depth information
about the man, his tools and the techniques used to study and preserve the mummy.
In Italian and in German.
Symbol Stones - Extensive info about the magnificently sculpted standing
stones erected by the kingdom of the Picts, ousted by the Scots in the 9th century
AD. By Alligator Descartes.
Map of Europe - A virtual directory of organizations working in the preservation
field within Europe. To stimulate the development of joint projects and more targeted
research. By ECPA, European Commission on Preservation and Access.
- Project to provide information about online Rock Art resources.
Beneath Your Feet - York Archaeological Trust's web page about Prehistoric
Archaeology - Excavations and fieldwork taking place on South Uist (Outer
Hebrides, Scotland). Late Bronze Age and early Iron Age houses and settlement,
broch and associated settlement and Neolithic/early Bronze Age settlements.
Clive Ruggles' Students' and Teachers' Interactive Learning Environment - Leicester
Archaeology Opportunities - Site dedicated to help those who are not professional
archaeologists have a go at archaeology. This site also offers help for students
looking for work experience based in archaeology or related areas.
World of Crannogs - The term 'crannogs' refers to small artificial islands
which can be found in the majority of Scotland's lochs and inland waters. From
the surface, most crannogs look like uninteresting mounds of stone, from which
timbers sometimes protrude. Today, crannogs are one of the most exciting and complex
sites on which archaeologists work. By Mark Holley at Edinburgh University.
A more diverse version of sci.archaeology.
A very active newsgroup. Recent threads have discussed proto-writing in Europe,
Sumarian astronomy, Atlantis, Tutankamun, "ancient visitors to North America,"
Norwegian petroglyphs and potsherds.
This is a moderated newsgroup dedicated to the discussion of archaeology, the
study of the past through its material culture. It would meet a long-standing
demand for a moderated newsgroup for the discussion of archaeology without flames
and without postings either based on speculation or of a non-scientific nature
that have put many people off in the past.
This list aims at allowing 'grass-roots' exchange of information, comments and
suggestions for 'joined-up' action between academic archaeologists within the
UK. There are three initial areas of interest: the nature of archaeology in the
context of teaching and research in British universities; the socio-politics of
British academia in its wider context (including consideration of changes in publication
criteria and new marketing-led forms of exclusion, for example); and the relationship
between the HE sector and external processes such as privatization. To subscribe,
send the following message to email@example.com:
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Archaeological computing. To subscribe, send the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org:
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There is a mailbase list devoted to the discussion of all aspects of experimental
archaeology. Experimental archaeology being the attempt to increase our understanding
of the archaeological record by the experimental reproduction of the technological
and cultural activities thought to be involved in the creation of that record.
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An electronic discussion list for Archaeology Students. Organized in October 1994,
this list has been established to provide an open forum for both graduate and
undergraduate students of archaeology to discuss topics relevant to the field
and to our lives as archaeologists. To subscribe, send the following message to
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A list for the discussion and exchange of information in archaeological theory
in Europe: social theory, material culture, epistemology, the past in the present,
cultural identity, perspectives from anthropology and history. To subscribe, send
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Sponsored by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and the British Academy,
the purpose of BRITARCH is for discussions and information dissemination relating
to British archaeology. It will also be used by the CBA to disseminate news of
events and other relevant items. The list is aimed at anyone with an interest
in British archaeology. Further details about the list can be obtained from the
Mailbase server's Web page:
http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists-a-e/britarch/ To join the list send the following
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This list is is a forum for reporting on-going research projects, for the discussion
of current issues, and for the annoucement of up-and coming conferences, etc.
The participation of archaeologists, historical researchers, heritage managers,
enviromental consultants - anyone with an interest or a need to know more about
the coastal archaeology both in the UK and abroad - is warmly welcomed. To subscribe,
send the following message to firstname.lastname@example.org:
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- COMPUTATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY
This list is for for discussion and dissemination of information about archaeological
computing. Relevant topics include numerical methods, software, hardware, statistical
analysis of data, methods for support of field techniques, methods for storage
and dissemination of data, techniques for Internet, World Wide Web, and multimedia
publication of research, image recording and analysis, photogrammetry, site recording,
and database design and management. To subscribe, send the following message to
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This list will enable discussion amongst those engaged or interested in research
into the conservation of historic buildings, artefacts and works of art with the
aim of assisting in bringing together providers and users of conservation research
and in the defining of common research themes across the conservation profession.
It will be for the sharing of ideas and experience, and for the exchange of views
on the development of national and international conservation research aims. To
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This list may offer an useful tool in order to diffuse and to share a "rupestrian"
(rock-art related) knowledge. In particular, it proposes to create a discussion
forum for treating rock art related problems, like chronology or interpretation;
to link the figurative elements of rock art with the corresponding archaeological
materials; to publicise on the list meetings, congresses, books, web pages and
all rock-art related stuff; to open the list to requests for information by researchers,
scholars and students. To join send an empty message (no title, no text, no signature)
This list discuss any aspect of publishing archaeology on the Internet. To join
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Information and discussion for archaeologists (prehistoric, classical or medieval)
interested in Italy. To subscribe, send the following message to email@example.com:
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listserve concerned with the Mesolithic of Northwestern Europe. To join send an
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The neolithic-studies mailbase list is intended to facilitate communication and
discussion between archaeologists interested in the comparative study of Neolithic
cultures of Europe, the Near East, Africa and Asia. Postings on any topic related
to this intentionally broad subject are welcomed, which may include issues relating
to technology, subsistence, ritual and symbolism, social structure and social
change in early agricultural communities. Topics related to the Mesolithic-Neolithic
and Neolithic-Bronze Age transition are also welcomed. The intent is not to draw
membership away from lists with more tightly defined regional focus; rather it
is to provide a forum for those who are interested in the Neolithic as a (not
unproblematic) phenomenon in itself, and its various manifestations in different
areas of the world. To join the list send the following email message to email@example.com:
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Mailing list devoted to rock art: pertoglyphs, cup-and-ring sites, carvings and
rock marks. To join the list send the following email message to firstname.lastname@example.org:
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- THE STONES MAILING LIST
This mailing list came into being as a facility for a small number of people to
take part in a broad and open conversation regarding anything that relates to
ancient sites. The term ancient sites in this context covers any type of
archaeological site from stone circles and burial mounds to brochs and hill forts,
pyramids and Nasca lines. The discussion is not limited to sites within the British
Isles, although it is likely that correspondence will concentrate upon these sites
for much of the time. To join the list send a message to email@example.com
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This new mailbase discussion list is devoted to three dimensional visualisation,
reconstruction and presentation standards in Archaeology and the Humanities. As
digital technology advances, landscape, monument, and artefact reconstruction
and visualisation techniques allow for more and more sophisticated forms of representation.
Unlike other types of reconstruction, (for example, pottery, fresco or even drawing)
there are no agreed strategies for immediately allowing the viewer to discern
what parts of a digital representation are founded on metric data, how reliable
or complete that data is, and which parts of a presentation are speculative. The
object of this list is to allow academics, researchers, and other interested parties
to discuss the feasibility, suitability, and nature of any form of standards or
conventions. To join the list visit VIsualisation
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