COOL IMAGES: Lithic Europe

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Science  14 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5379, pp. 879
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5379.879a

Stonehenge may be the most famous, but it's not the only rocky monument left behind by Europe's prehistoric inhabitants. Others include Scotland's Stones of Stenness, all that remains of 12 stones arranged in a rock-hewn ditch that make up the 5000-year-old site on the Isle of Orkney. One can embark on a tour of over 100 stone circles, cairns, dolmens, and other megalithic sites in Western Europe at the Stone Pages, created by Italian journalists Paola Arosio and Diego Meozzi ( The pages also list many other useful archaeo Web sites on everything from archaeoastronomy to French rock art.

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