Skip to comments.Neolithic monument unearthed in Cornwall
Posted on 11/02/2012 6:34:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists working at the site of the future Truro Eastern District Centre (TEDC) in Cornwall, southwest England, have discovered the fragmentary remains of a prehistoric enclosure built around 5,500 years ago... dating to the early Neolithic period (circa 3800 to 3600BCE)...
...Recent research in the British Isles indicate that causewayed enclosures were constructed within a relatively short time frame. The concept seems to have originated in mainland Europe spreading quickly through France, Germany, Scandinavia and into the UK. Using the latest in dating techniques along with statistical analysis of C14 results, it has been shown that causewayed enclosures in Ireland appeared earlier than those in Kent, with those in Essex coming in at a slightly later period.
Around 80 sites with evidence of causewayed enclosures are known across southern Britain. The find at Truro -- if it is a causewayed enclosure -- is the first to be discovered to the south west of the border between Dorset and Devon although the 'tor enclosures' at Carn Brea and Helman Tor are thought to have been built at the same time and may have served similar functions...
Among some of the remarkably well preserved finds are large sherds of Late Neolithic Grooved Ware pottery (a type of pottery that is first produced in Orkney at the opposite end of the UK) and an unusual slate disc which is engraved on both sides. One side has a distinctive chequerboard pattern while the other has lozenges with arrowhead decoration. It is apparent that this artefact has been deliberately placed within a pit, but it is too early to posit a firm theory about it's function or deposition.
(Excerpt) Read more at pasthorizonspr.com ...
|GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach|
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.
It is truly sad that the mohammedans will eventually destroy all these great structures and artifacts - a true loss! Something they have done since they devised and made up their Cult from a bunch of perverted lies and tales. Very Sad!
I like dogpile.
It’s not bad.
The last time they took charge Alexandria had a Great Library, the Sphinx had a nose and the Pyramids had smooth sides.
Large sheds of groovy Neolithic pottery? Far out, man! Keep on truckin’!
:’) The Tara picture shows grooves right in the fields, so there.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.