Standing with Stones : Megalithic ancient standing stones DVD FILM

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Standing With Stones is both a documentary film and an experience. The DVD is an exploration into the wealth of prehistoric sites throughout Great Britain and Ireland on a scale never before attempted on film.

 

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Standing with stones

 


Michael Bott and Rupert Soskin share a passion for archaeology, and in 2001 they teamed up to create a film exploring the richness and variety of our nation’s prehistoric monuments and the people who built them. The film itself is reaching completion and through this website you can get a taste of what is to come and keep an eye on the final leg of their journey as they work their way through the North and Scotland.
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For lovers of the wild outdoors, the experience is a week long walking holiday exploring the magic of Dartmoor’s ancient past with some insights into the world inhabited by our distant ancestors.
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MIKE BOTT
Michael was trained in the theatre where for many years he was an actor working for The Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. Gradually over a period of years he made a shift into production and film making, assisting in the formation of tax breaks in the Manx film industry and creating over 40 corporate videos. As a Television producer his work includes Henry Lincoln’s guide to Renne Le Chateau and The Man Behind The DaVinci Code. His fascination for megalithic sites stems from early childhood when he was first taken to the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire. He has produced, directed and shot the ground breaking Standing with Stones.
RUPERT SOSKIN
Rupert’s university education was in Design, Photography and Natural History. His work has been copiously printed in books, magazine and wildlife publications. His love of the outdoors led him to train and qualify as an expedition leader and diver. Rupert has travelled extensively, lecturing and leading groups including expeditions to visit the Kogi Indians in the jungles of Northern Colombia. His life long interest in the natural world, has led him to further his research into archaeology, anthropology and evolutionary psychology. He has written and presents the film Standing with Stones, which delivers exciting new insights into the lives of our distant ancestors.


 

Glossary of useful terms
Barrow – A raised mound of earth usually over a burial
Bronze age – Period from approximately 2,200 – 700 BCE
Cairn – Term often used for barrows. Also a raised pile of stones as marker or burial
Cist – A burial ‘box’ formed of stone slabs
Cursus – A Neolithic structure consisting of long a straight track flanked by banks and ditches
Dolmen – A megalithic chamber, originally the central structure of a chambered mound.
Henge – Neolithic or Bronze Age earthen circular or oval flat area surrounded by a ditch and outer raised bank
Hut Circle – The remains of footings of an ancient building, often a substantial circle of stones
Iron Age – Period from approximately 500 BCE – 500 AD
Long Barrow – An early Neolithic megalithic structure containing multiple burials and covered with an elongated earth mound
Megalith – Big Stone
Mesolithic – Middle Stone Age. Period from approximately 10,000 – 4,500 BCE
Neolithic – New Stone Age. Period from approximately 4,500 – 2,200 BCE
Passage Grave – A megalithic burial structure consisting of a passageway leading to a burial chamber
Trilithon – Two upright megaliths with a third lying horizontally on top
Tumulus – A prehistoric mound or barrow


Standing with Stones DVD
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Standing with Stones 2 Disk DVD
There are about 1,000 stone circles in the British Isles. If you include other megalithic monuments such as stone rows, long barrows, cairns, cists, standing stones and others, the number runs to tens of thousands. Yet most people can only name one. This DVD is an exploration beyond Stonehenge, a discovery of the wealth that is Megalithic Britain.Written and presented by explorer and naturalist Rupert Soskin, this film takes the veiwer on a 2 hour prehistoric pilgrimage, visiting more than 100 of the less familiar (but no less extraordinary) sites up and down the country, from Cornwall to the Scottish Isles.


Rupert Soskin Nature Photography

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Ancient Sites Covered :
THE SOUTH WEST


CORNWALL

BOSCAWEN UN
NINE MAIDENS
MERRY MAIDENS
THE HURLERS
DULOE
CARN GLUZE
CARN EUNY FOGOU
ZENNOR QUOIT
CHUN QUOIT
TRETHEVY QUOIT
LITTLE QUOIT
INSCRIBED STONES
LANYON QUOIT
MEN AN TOL
PENDEEN VAU FOGOU
ROUGH TOR
TREGESEAL
ROCKY VALLEYDEVON
ASSYCOMBE
DRIZZLECOMBE
FERNWORTHY
FROGGYMEADE
GREYWETHERS
GUTTER TOR
MERRIVALE
SHOVEL DOWN
SCORHILL
ROUND POUND
SPINSTERS ROCK
YELLOWMEAD

THE SOUTH AND EAST
Dorset
NINE STONES
KNOWLTON HENGEsomerset
PRIDDY NINE BARROWS
STANTON DREW
STONEY LITTLETON
WILTSHIRE
AVEBURY
SILBURY HILL
STONEHENGE
WEST KENNET LONG BARROW
WOODHENGE
KENT
CHESTNUTS
COLDRUM
MIDLANDS
OXFORDSHIRE
ROLLRIGHT STONES
WAYLANDS SMITHY
Uffington White Horse
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
BELAS KNAP
THE NORTH
LIVERPOOL
FORMBY POINTWALES
BARCLODIAD Y GAWRES
BRYN CELLI DU
CERRIG DUON – MAEN MAWR
DRUIDS CIRCLE
GORS FAWR
LLECH Y TRIPEDD
MOEL TY UCHAF
PENTRE IFAN
PONTY PRIDD ROCKING STONE
TINKINSWOOD
TREFIGNATH
YSBYTTY CYNFYN

IRELAND
Ardgroom
BEAGHMORE
BROWNES HILL DOLMEN
CARROWMORE
CASTLERUDDERY
CREEVYKEEL
DOWTH
KNOWTH
NEWGRANGE
KNOCKNAREA
LABBACALLEE
MAEVE’S CAIRN
POULNABRONE
SHRONEBIRRANE
URAGH
SCOTLAND
THE ISLANDS

Isle of Man
CASHTAL YN ARD
CHASMS
KING ORREY’S GRAVE
DEVIL’S ELBOW
TYNWALD HiLL
MULL HILL

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