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(December 17-21, 2004)

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Robin Wilson

Nine Stanes Stone Circle

Near Banchory, Scotland, UK

1.30pm GMT 18 December 2004

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This is a recumbent stone circle which is a type unique to the north east of Scotland and was built between 4,500 and 3,500 years ago. Six red granite uprights and a stump survive out of original eight stones, along with a grey 16-ton recumbent with its two flankers (the east one is fallen). In ancient times, the site was possibly chosen for its broad views of the southern sky, in order to observe the major southern moonrise. A central ring-cairn was added later. The site was excavated in 1904 and a pit which contained charcoal and cremated bone was found at the centre. Another four deposits of cremated bone and one of charcoal mixed with pottery were also found around the pit.
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