Cycoliths (Stone circles)

Multiple stones (ie not "monoliths") erected in an approximate circle and never covered by earth (ie not "dolmens")

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Brú na Bóinne A circle of standing stones also surrounds Newgrange. .. excavation have shown that one of the stones of the circle lies directly on top of the Early Bronze Age Pit Circle. (see link)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Hadrians Wall, Location 430ter-182 "Stone circle, defended settlement, Romano-British farmstead & field system, Roman camp & group of shielings immediately south of Greenlee Lough" (UNESCO)
Jomon Prehistoric Sites "ritual places including earthworks and large stone circles reaching diameters of more than 50 metres" (Official description) Examples of this are Component Parts 010 (Komakino Stone Circle), 011 (Isedotai Stone Circles) and 012 (Oyu Stone Circles). (Nomination file, p. 68, 73, 78)
Neolithic Orkney Ring of Brodgar
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu Gavarnie
Solovetsky Islands stone alignments and circles
Stone Circles of Senegambia
Wadi Rum Several stone circles with a larger stone standing in the centre, located in the foothills of Jebel Umm Ishrin and Jebel Rum, have been identified as pre-Islamic shrines (AB ev)


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