40. Windmill Hill. Archaeologists describe Windmill Hill as a causewayed enclosure. This is misleading because it was where people 3, 700 years ago scribed out a massive egg based on the megalithic yard. The largest arc of this egg measures 750 megalithic yards (622.5m). So Windmill Hill was a vast experiment that gave rise to the underlying geometry of Avebury's outer ring of megaliths (large stones).
It was 1926, and the archaeologist Harold St George Gray found a three-inch-long chalk phallus while excavating the shell of the egg, i.e. Ring A, on top of Windmill Hill a mile northwest of Avebury.
This is a letter that Harold St George Gray sent to the amateur archaeologist Alexander Keiller- the Scottish Marmalade millionaire...
Quote: Phallus of chalk of a flattened cross-section, the glans penis well defined by a deep encircling groove. Length three and three eights of an inch. Sept 9 1926b. Ref. Windmill Hill notebook Vol 2. P28-29.
So, Windmill Hill had a lot to do with fertility!
No wonder Keiller's curiosity was piqued, causing him to purchase Windmill Hill and rescue it from Marcony, who wanted to build a radio relay station on top of it.
41. This is the actual Ring A on top of Windmill Hill before being turned to respect the north. Its length is 450 Stone Age Megalithic Yards by 375 MY wide. (373.9 by 311.25m respectively)
42. The north-western slope of Windmill Hill.
It's a well known fact that the egg-shaped monument on top of Windmill Hill makes it appear as though it was meant to slither down the considerable slope on its north-western side. To give a clearer impression of this, the approximate routes of Ring A and Ring B that traverse this slope are shown above in white.
The guiding factor which determined that the monument should be so far offset - is of course - the moon-alignment made between its axis, which broadly passes through the "Yolk" (Ring C) and a distant notch in the horizon to the nearest 10-degree. Only by centring the monument as far to the north-west as possible could this 230-degree azimuth, relative to the southernmost moonset and notch be maintained.
43. Professor Alexander Thom maintained that some Scottish monuments were aligned on notches in the landscape that look as if some angry giant had took an axe to the horizons of his native Scotland. Megalithic Lunar Observatories. A. Thom.
Well, I don't know whether or not Professor Thom ever visited the causewayed enclosure that straddles Avebury's Windmill Hill, but if he had, he would not have missed this notch at a distance of almost five-miles from the monument, especially since the southernmost moon enters this notch every 18.61 years.
The modern A361 from Avebury to Devizes passes through this notch, and many vehicles pass through it at night with headlights a-blazing. So, a photo taken just as the extreme southernmost moon sinks into this notch would seem like cars are coming from out of the moon. This has to be the most fantastic photo opportunity, ever!
Some moon-aligned 'notches' are subtle, as seen above. others are in your face like Migdale in Scotland.
The Time Team, when excavating a pair of round barrows at Migdale, agreed with Migdale's moon alignment. This alignment was between a 'solid' in the form of a carefully-whittled flat-topped pyramid of wood, a carefully shaped standing stone, and both in--line with the slope of a mountain which brought the moon down at the far end Loch Migdale.
44. Silbury Hill. The hill that stole Stonehenge's crown.
The only thing worthy of note that archaeologists found at ground level beneath Silbury Hill is three ditches and banks of unknown shape and geometry that likely describe an egg like that on Windmill Hill.
This view shows the largest diameter ditch of the three that Avebury folk dug. I have placed it to give an idea of the original ground level and prove that this artificial mound was constructed from the surrounding soil to place it in a lake.
Silbury Hill was built to grow whatever it was that was placed inside it. And it was likely to be an egg. But this hill had a competitor - the recently discovered "Super circuit" of pits surrounding Durrington Walls. Stonehenge was not to be outdone!
45. The Palisades. Straddling the River Kennet a little way downstream from Silbury Hill. Based on a photo taken from on top of the West Kennet long barrow.
Built from around 5,000 oak posts held up with sarsen boulders and the bones of about the same number of specially bred pigs.
CAD proves that there were more arcs of different sizes in this build than you can shake a stick at! There was only one reason for so many arcs of different sizes, and that was to imbue the river with a spirit of growth and pass it on downstream to the Marlborough Mound!
The vast number of pigs, most likely piglets of nine-months old - like at Durrington Walls, also imbued the river with the essence of life.
Then heat the whole up like the sun by setting fire to it. Which they did!
What looks like a mound, seen coloured red, was named Silbaby by someone, until it was proved to be natural. It was probably made from the spoil which was cast out from roadmaking. There is a spring at the base of Silbaby, which along with the more famous 'Swallow's spring' feeds the river Kennet.
46. A plan view of the West Kennet Palisades. The vast number of arcs of varying sizes that make up the Palisades, can only be suggestive of growth. These ovals aren't what I think they are, are they?
47. The Marlborough Mound. Proven late Neolithic, built five miles downstream from Silbury Hill and viewed in 2023 to find that this mound has had a Haircut - every tree has been lopped down to stumps.
Perhaps this mound was meant to be the child of the Palisades.
48. Miscellaneous stuff.
With its angular top, Avebury's Cove stone number one suggests the male gender. The angular top was Neolithic man's idea of signalling male and was reproduced UK-wide, from Stonehenge to Orkney, and even a stone in the Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni in Malta.
The principle is entirely separate from a phallic symbol type of stone.
49. This pair of large stones form part of Avebury's outer circuit. They are definitely not male gender. Not sure about the stone in the middle, though, other than that it forms part of Avebury's Southern Circle. I guess that makes it male. Behind it can be seen the so-called, Z-feature and a concrete plinth that marks the position of the Obelisk.
50. The 'Z-feature' in the middle of Avebury's Southern Circle.
Concrete plinths replaced some of the stones that Alexander Keiller found were missing. Here we have another look at the plinth that marks the position of the six-metre-high, - circular in section - phallic Obelisk, destroyed while Stukeley looked on in horror.
51. The Swindon Stone gets its name from being alongside the road leading to Swindon. The stone is female gender.