Talk:Callanish Stones

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Moved[edit]

This material has been moved from Callanish. (It's important to note specifically in the edit summary, because otherwise you're implying you actually wrote the thing from scratch, denying attribution to the other users who worked on it.) NickelShoe (Talk) 19:10, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes I forgot about that aspect of the move. Is there anyway of unmoving it temporarily, renaming the original and restoring it. I think that would be fair to those who worked on it before.

--Scotthatton 20:08, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

I hope I didn't come across as harsh or condescending. Anyway, I believe you're wanting something along the lines of a page history merge, which goes at Wikipedia:Requested moves, I think. NickelShoe (Talk) 04:04, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
Actually, WP:RM says to use Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen. NickelShoe (Talk) 04:06, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
I've gone onto the Requested moves page to get this done rather than trying it myself. Should by done by an expert! --Scotthatton 09:38, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Other Callanish monuments[edit]

Presumably, since there is a Callanish IV and a Callanish VIII, there are also Callanish V, Callanish VI and Callanish VII? (The Calanais Visitor Centre website says there are at least a dozen sites of interest nearby). Shouldn't they be added, for completeness, even if not worthy of pages of their own? SiGarb | Talk 15:31, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Rename Article?[edit]

Nobody calls these stones the Callanish stone circle - they are the Callanish Stones. They're not even in a circle! Lianachan 01:33, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

I agree, nobody from the area says anything but "Callanish stones" but colloquialisms shouldnt have precedence over more technically correct nomenclature even if they are far more popular. siarach
I can't get to the NMRS database just now, but I am pretty sure from memory that they are scheduled either as the Standing Stones of Callanish or the Callanish Standing Stones. Isn't it normal to title an article about an archaeological site according to its name and not its type? Callanish stone circle as the title for the article just doesn't seem to be appropriate. Why isn't this article called Brodgar stone circle, for example? Lianachan 16:48, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Joining in naming "disputes" seem to be getting to be a habit, anyway here's what my handy (if not very new) books call them: author names given, book titles available on request –
Armit 1998 – The Calanais Stones
Anna Ritchie 1988 – Callanish standing stones
Graham and Anna Ritchie 1991 – stone circle and alignments, Callanish
Richard Feachem 1963 – Callanish, Standing Stones [also item for Chambered Cairn]
Piggott 1982 – Callanish, Stone Circle and Chambered Cairn, Standing Stones
John Edwin Wood 1978 – Callanish, stone rings and rows
My conclusion: Callanish stones or Callanish standing stones would be fine, the present title wrongly implies the article's about the circle and not the alignments. Looks like there may be more than one Gaelic spelling, best not in the title. ..dave souza, talk 20:26, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
RCAHMS also refer to the Standing Stones of Callanish, and classify each of the components individually - stone circle, stone alignments and chambered cairn. Since this article is about the site, the actual stones and suchlike, it just seems more appropriate to me to use a Callanish Stones style name. Lianachan 21:00, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
Callanish Stones seems to me the best title. Calgacus (ΚΑΛΓΑΚΟΣ) 23:27, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

The consensus above seems to be to rename - I'll have a go at doing that if there are no objections over the next few days. I would suggest the simple "Callanish Stones" as that is how they are known locally, but the more descriptive "Callanish Standing Stones" would be fine too. Any comments? MRM (talk) 17:33, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

I think that Callanish Stones would be the most appropriate name. Lianachan (talk) 19:09, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Given the prior consensus and the lack of objections, I'm going to move this as soon as I figure out how to. To "Callanish Stones".MRM (talk) 18:08, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
That's it moved. I think most of the links were through templates, which I've updated, but I believe a bot will come in a few days to mop up the rest, if not, I'll look again at the "what links here" in a few days to check everything's updated.MRM (talk) 18:38, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Date[edit]

Where does 2000BC come from? Ian Armit, in The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles gives a date of 3000BC for the erection of the centre stone and circle, with only the cairn dating from around 2000BC. There's good evidence that around 1500-1000BC the site was bespoiled by the cultivation of bronze age farmers, and so had obviously fallen out of use by that time. Lianachan 22:52, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

A *very* minor point…[edit]

…but the use of the twee euphemism “restrooms” in the description of nearby facilities for visitors stands out like a sore thumb. It’s a term that’s really only used in the U.S., and certainly not used in the U.K., and might be better served by “toilets” or “lavatories”, lest some needy traveller is left being faced by blank stares when enquiring where the restrooms are. On the vague possibility that the Callanish visitor centre has taken it upon itself to use “restrooms”, I’ve left as is, but if someone else is fore armed with appropriate knowledge they might like to consider a change. Jock123 (talk) 07:36, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

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Spanish Translation[edit]

Hi, I just thought I might drop a line to let you know that I have translated this article into Spanish on 2nd November 2012 (except some sections I hope to add in the future). Except for the translation itself, All contents credit belongs to the English version authors, and It relates to the Wikipedia - English version as a source, under "Reference". Thank You all. Beechclub (talk) 15:37, 2 November 2012 (UTC)