Standing stones Stenness, Orkney Islands

Standing stones Stenness, Orkney Islands

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Credit: MICHAEL MARTEN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Standing stones. Sheep grazing beside three standing stones. These stones may have been used to predict seasonal cycles and astronomical phenomena. Photograph of the stones of Stenness in the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of Scotland. The Orkney islands have been in continuous habitation since the stone age and the archipelago has numerous archaeological remains.

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Keywords: astronomy, historical, history of, orkney islands, standing stone, standing stones, stenness

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