Stone turrets, stone men, stone men, Steinmandl or Steinmanderl, stone pigeons are stacked stones in the form of small hills or turrets. They are an archaic form of the waymark, but are still being built worldwide today. The marking should facilitate the orientation especially in rough and confusing terrain - such as mountains, high mountains, steppe and deserts. Cairns are common in all populated areas of the world. In different cultures they are associated with other, often religious customs.
June 18, 2019
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