Carn Galva (817ft), sometimes Galver, is the site of a Neolithic tor enclosure between Zennor and Morvah in West Penwith, Cornwall and is some 5,000 – 6,000 years old. Carn Galva sits in Zennor parish, within 1km of the coast, and provides a tremendous view of the sea to the north. In 1861 John Thomas […]Carn Galva – a neolithic tor enclosure — The Heritage Journal
Varfell is a hamlet situated in Ludgvan Parish west Cornwall. It was recorded as ‘Varwell’ in 1568 after the 16th-century Varwell family. The hamlet was the ancestral home of the famous Cornish chemist, Sir Humphry Davy 1778 to 1829, inventor of the miners’ safety lamp. Varfell Farm is the world’s largest producer of daffodil bulbs […]The Giant’s Grave at Varfell — The Heritage Journal
By Carolyn Kennett First published in Meyn Mamvro 95 (Spring/Summer 2018) and still can be read in the collected works Watching the Sun Booklet by Meyn Mamvro and Mayes Creative (2021) Boscawen-ûn summer solstice sunset (Credit Carolyn Kennett) During the last few years, in many ways, Boscawen-ûn became a second home to me. While waiting […]Sun and Moon at Boscawen-ûn — Archaeoastronomy Cornwall
Winter Solstice is the day we mark the longest hours of darkness and the movement towards the lengthening of daylight hours once more. For many it is a powerful time in their calendar, a day to mark the start of a new year, to reflect on what they can leave behind and look forward to […]Winter Solstice Walk 2021 — Archaeoastronomy Cornwall
As the summer solstice draws close. I thought it would be nice to image the position of the setting sun at the Merry Maidens stone circle in West Cornwall. Currently, the sun is setting to the north (right) of the locally important hill, Chapel Carn Brea. The sun will move only one solar width between now and the […]Summer Solstice approach at the Merry Maidens — Archaeoastronomy Cornwall
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Bronze figure of god Baal dated to 14th-12th c. BC, found in Ras Shamra (ancient Ugarit), located in today’s Syria.
When the Bronze Age arrived to the Eastern Mediterranean, the copper-rich region was able to quickly source copper at mines like Timna…
But where tin came from has been a lingering mystery for scholars. A new paper from an international team of researchers proposes a surprisingly faraway source, Cornwall and Devon…
In a paper „Isotope systematics and chemical composition of tin ingots from Mochlos (Crete) and other Late Bronze Age sites in the eastern Mediterranean Sea: An ultimate key to tin provenance?“ published in June , the authors analyze 27 tin ingots, or blocks, from five sites bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea.