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"Arthur's Stone", with writings in Ogham and Latin, Near the Arthurian Centre, Slaughterbridge, Cornwall: Slaughterbridge Dig

Neolithic stone carvings - Newgrange, Ireland

Celtic Triskele (Triple Spiral) Stone Carving, Newgrange, Ireland ~ symbolic of the three realms: Land/Sea/Sky or the Triple Goddess (phases of womanhood): Maiden/Mother/Crone

danish neolithic stone axes by Chris Draper, via Flickr

Celtic: Achnabreck, a horned spiral, Cairnbaan, Scotland. The largest expanse of rock art in Great Britain, with rings, cups, and gutters, as well as some curious motifs like this horned spiral. Scholars are slowly revealing some of this Neolithic rock art’s secrets, but it’s unlikely we’ll ever know just what the symbols mean.

Neolithic Quern Stone - Quern-stones are stone tools for hand grinding a wide variety of materials. They were used in pairs. The lower, stationary, stone is called a quern, while the upper, mobile, stone is called a handstone. They were first used in the Neolithic to grind cereals into flour

Neolithic stele. This ornate carved stone slab dates from around 2500BC and was found in Montagnac, France.

Celtic stone carving from the Miegle Museum, Scotland.- Egyptian cobra coil, two dolphins and ducks

Deer Stone from Mongolia - photo from Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute; The stones do not occur alone, but usually with several other stone monuments, sometimes carved, sometimes not. The soil around these gatherings often contains traces of animal remains, for example, horses. Human remains, on the other hand, were not found at any of the sites.