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Standing Stones of Stenness

Just under a mile to the south of the Ring of Brodgar is another smaller neolithic stone monument. With links to Maeshowe (less than a mile to the east) and Skara Brae the sites are all contempory and date to about 3000BCE.

the iconic sloping stone slabs are from local sedamentary rock and many have the distinctive slope. this is the way the rocks slice as they come out of the quarry.

as the sun was now low in the sky it had been a great day with three important neolithic sites visited. it was now time for an evening meal and a warm up out of the chill air even though the sun was vibrent and clear.

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Taken on April 11, 2011