Research Articles

Glenhead stone row near Dunblane in Scotland

As well as providing information on the many individual stone alignments the Stone Rows of Great Britain web site will be home to an ever increasing number of research articles.  Individual articles on different aspects of stone alignments will be forthcoming and will be designed to provide a focus for stone alignment research and ideas. Readers are welcome to provide constructive substantiated feedback and encouraged to make contact via the contact page.

The following general research articles are currently available:


Distribution of all stone rows

Distribution and Characterisation 

An examination of the distribution and character of all stone alignments in Great Britain.

 

 

 

 


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Distribution of single stone rows

Looking at the distribution of different forms of single stone rows.

 

 


Distribution of double stone rows

Looking at the distribution of different forms of double stone rows.

 

 


Distribution of triple stone rows

Looking at the distribution of different forms of triple stone rows.

 

 

 


Distribution of multiple stone rows

Looking at the distribution of different forms of multiple stone rows.

 

 


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Looking at: the length of the rows

An overview of the different row lengths found in the various types of stone alignment.

 

 


Looking at: The number of stones

An overview of the numbers of stones found within the different types of stone alignment.

 

 


Looking at: the size of stones

An overview of the size of stones found within the different types of stone alignment.

 

 


Looking at: Plan Form

An overview of stone row survey plans.

 

 


Megalithic Rows

An examination of the megalithic stone rows in Great Britain. This work reveals considerable differences between the north and south.

 

 


Minithic Rows

An examination of the minilithic stone rows in Great Britain. This work reveals that minilithic rows are found in different areas to the megalithic rows.

 

 


Scheduled Rows

An examination of the current designation status of stone rows in Great Britain.

 

 


Sinuous stone rows

This article examines the sinuous form of the longer stone rows.

 

 

 


Stone Row Associations

Most stone rows are associated with broadly contemporary archaeological sites. This article has a brief look at the evidence.

 

 


Stone Row Interpretation and Identification

The interpretation and identification of stone rows can often be problematic. This article looks at some these problems and presents six different levels of interpretative certainty.


Stone Row Orientations

The orientations of stone rows varies considerably. This article presents the evidence and looks at how orientation varies relative to a number of row characteristics.

 

 


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Stone Row Variability

There seems to be an endless variety in the form of stone rows. This article uses standard deviation statistics to examine variations in the row form and character.

 


Building a Typology

Using length, type, number and height of stones this series of articles looks at groups of similar stone rows in an attempt to enhance our understanding.

 

 


 

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