Another prehistoric tradition occurred in southern scandinavia during the iron age where stone circles were built to be mortuary monuments to the dead outside europe examples of stone circles include the 63006900 bce atlit yam in israel and 30004000 bce gilgal refaim nearby and the bronze age monuments in hong kong stone circles also . Obviously it is beyond the scope of this website to hope to document every british prehistoric monument there are estimated to be around 1300 stone circles alone and the number of identified round barrows currently stands at over 10000 while many new rock art sites are discovered every year. Find many great new used options and get the best deals for sacred circles prehistoric stone circles of wales by julian heath at the best online prices at ebay. There are eleven recognised stone circles in the south wales region comprising glamorganshire brecknockshire ie breconshire south powys and monmouthshire gwentfive of the circles have previously been considered in an astronomical context by the late professor alexander thom thom 1967 101 table 81. The stone circles of wales and the fascinating reasons behind them to this day no one can say precisely why they exist but youll find these ancient creations all over wales
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