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by Sandy Gerrard

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Well indeed what did actually happen at Mynydd y Betws? Information released under the Freedom of Information Act together with published accounts suggest that it might have gone something like this:

1. Produce a Method Statement that fails to mention or even refer to the site under consideration.

2. Take a digger, mechanically strip the deposits and clean up the residue.

3. Publish a brief report. Do  not  include any photographs or drawings.

4. Ignore all known information about the area and instead conclude that it is probably a unique form of waymarker. Unique because it does not look like any known waymarker and could never have functioned as such because it would have soon been hidden by growing vegetation!

4. Forget, overlook, ignore or fail to look for all the appropriate regional and national parallels. Instead state that the  alignment …“is sinuous in form which is not typical for prehistoric ceremonial/ritual stone alignments

5. Do  not  address the fact that many Dartmoor rows are also sinuous in form and most are far from straight.

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See Part 1 here and Part 2 here

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