by Tim Brennan — The Great Antler Ley

1 Introduction

Taking Paul Sinclair’s idea that ‘location is key’ the aim in this section of the Truth Proof website is to add to the connections to the multiple instances of high strangeness that Paul continues to gather through his own testimony and from the many sources and witnesses he accesses across the region of East and North Yorkshire.

These pages are a chance to dig deeper into the location of Star Carr. Let’s contemplate ideas of shamanic ritual, interconnected phenomena, ley lines, time and astral travel, poetry, art, remote viewing, dowsing, and archaeology to proposed possible keys to unlocking truths.

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Archaeology - What the Science Tells Us In East Yorkshire the Vale of Pickering offers a broad sweep of lush green fields and meadows situated between the high cliffs that face the North Sea and the Yorkshire Wolds. Between 10,000 BCE to 8,000 BCE (the Mesolithic era) a vast lake dominated the area. From the 1940’s onwards archaeological digs near the village of Flixton have revealed one of Europe’s oldest human settlements known as Star Carr.

Peculiar amongst the finds is a vast horde of animal remains, the closer inspection of which revealed 21 intact deer frontlets and antlers were found intact.


What Science can and can't tell us

This suggested that Star Carr was no ordinary site of butchery or bi-product of human subsistence but rather a ritualistic centre.

The site was discovered in 1947 when John Moore, an amateur archaeologist detected some flints. A year later in 1948, Professor Grahame Clark of University of Cambridge conducted the first major dig. The University of York has been engaged in brilliant archaeological research since they conducted their first dig in the 2000’s.

I respect science and the work of academics but, perhaps because I am first and foremost an artist, I have, I respect science but, over the years come to know that science or the academic don’t always give us the full picture or give us a wholly accurate perspective on matters.

At the end of the day Archaeology is governed by interpretation and I know that interpretation is a slippery thing. There are of course many interpretations and with that many archaeologies.

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from ‘Star Carr Sequence’, Tim Brennan, 2021

Useful Links:

You can visit the University off York’s website here: http://www.starcarr.com/

They’ve also published their research which is freely available to download in pdf format here: https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/news-and-events/news/external/news-2018/star-carr-monographs-published/

You can visit the excellent exhibition, Star Carr at Scarborough Rotunda Museum during October 2021: https://www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/event/discover-star-carr/



Archaeologies - What the Science Can’t Tell Us

Let’s look at the broader geography and place Star Carr in a broader context of ancient sites, and historical sightings. Let’s move quickly to arrive at what the science can’t tell us.

And let’s begin far out at sea, The North Sea.

In the Mesolithic era, some 8,000 years ago, what we know now to be the North Sea was a land mass, a land bridge to what is now continental Europe. A rich and fertile pasture with maybe spruce and birch trees. Dear and ancient Elk were in abundance and other flora and fauna that provided sustainance. The name given to the region was Doggerland (named after the Dutch ‘Dogger’ fishing boats). Doggerland was inhabited by Mesolithic peoples.

As the sea levels rose some groups moved East to higher ground and some settled in the area around Flixton near a great lake. Let’s call them the Star Carr People. The lake supported fish although there is only small amount evidence of this emerging so could it be that the Star Carr People lived primarily off Dear and Elk. Let’s go with that for now.

There were predators, certainly bears, big cats, possibly cave hyena and wolves of whom some may have been descendants of the prehistoric Dire Wolf.

‘Communities would come together from far-and-wide at significant points in the lunar year. Processing along the Gypsey Race, the sacred winterbourne stream. Passing the great internment barrow of Willey Howe to summon ancestors. Entering into trance around the towering sone needle of the Rudston monolith. A great transmigration of souls. Shapeshifting into animal powers. The stag-woman, and dogman. Their presence can still be witnessed across the contemporary landscape. Stories of werewolves and cryptids. Animal mutilations. Missing time. Light forms. Orbs.’ (Intorduction to Tim Brennan’s ‘Songs from Star Carr’, 2021).

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