Category Archives: Vitrified Hill Forts

Saxon Special Deposits

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The surreal Saxon Swamp is located in the land of Collegiate Cognitive Dissonance. The Second World War ushered in a revival of the Anglo-Saxon Pit-Hut concept in Britain which resulted in the erection of over 3½ million Anderson Shelters that … Continue reading

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The Fold Up Beds of Glen Roy

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The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy are said to be a curious “geological puzzle” that the awfully clever Gradualist Geologists have solved by stating they are “a series of ice-dammed proglacial lake shorelines”. However, if these awfully clever Gradualist Geologists … Continue reading

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Dating the Dark Earth: A Tale of Two Techniques

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Academic evaluations over the last sixty years have slowly cracked the cypher of an embarrassing enigma that has enfeebled and incapacitated many Earth Scientists. Undaunted by the dangers a relay of dedicated professions have persistently pursued and diligently documented a … Continue reading

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Myths of the Cherokee: Struck by Lightning

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James Mooney noted the Cherokee utilise the “mysterious properties” of wood that has been struck by lightning. Following this line of inquiry reveals some very surprising information. These “mysterious properties” were employed by the Cherokee to prepare seeds for “a … Continue reading

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Black Earth: Dark Earth

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Dark Earth is an extraordinary substance that provokes an allergic reaction in Earth Scientists which results in coughing, fidgeting and incoherent mumbling. The potency of Dark Earth varies depending upon the specific mix unearthed at a site. The material is … Continue reading

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Vitrified Forts – Dun and Dusted

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The Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain frequently designate a remote, desolate hill top as the site of a Tumulus, Cairn or Fort. Erecting a Tumulus or Cairn on a remote, desolate hill top is an understandable act of remembrance … Continue reading

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Vitrified Forts – Science and Superstition

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A unifying thread in the mainstream Vitrified Hill Fort theories of battle damage, wall strengthening and ritual vitrification is that they all assume the vitrification process was initiated by humans. The possibility that a natural disaster could have vitrified an … Continue reading

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Vitrified Forts – Louis Hissink – Laterite Thinking

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One of the more mysterious geological occurrences is the surface vitrification observed coating may rock outcrops. In the Kimberley region of Western Australia ancient rock paintings known as the Bradshaw Paintings are covered by a thin silicious coating that has … Continue reading

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Vitrified Forts – Up In Smoke

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When discussing Vitrified Hill Forts academics have a tendency to emit a lot of hot air and behave as if they were suffering from Smoke Inhalation. Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death for victims of indoor fires. Smoke … Continue reading

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Vitrified Forts – Surveying The Damage

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In the last 239 years over 70 Vitrified Hill Forts have been discovered in Scotland. Since John Williams, one of the earliest of British geologists, and author of The Natural History of the Mineral Kingdom, first described these singular ruins … Continue reading

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Vitrified Forts – Lunar Society of Birmingham

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One of the great mysteries tucked away in a dusty corner of the academic archives [under layers of misdirection and credulous speculation] is the Vitrified Hill Fort. The mystery dates back to the days of the Industrial Revolution, James Watt … Continue reading

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Burned House Syndrome

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Occasionally I stumble across examples of the Mainstream Mindset that leave me wondering whether I should laugh or cry. In this wonderful example of the Mainstream Mindset it appears that for 4,000 years there was “a widespread and long-lasting tradition” … Continue reading

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