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Thread #169349   Message #4094233
Posted By: Mr Red
22-Feb-21 - 03:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Stonehenge came from Wales
Subject: RE: BS: Stonehenge came from Wales
There was yet another documentary on how to move honking great stones. Trying several methods. The clear winner was ................

seaweed. In the documentary they used Fucus serratus as a bed to slide on. It contains a gel-like substance.

Moving over land is perceivable with enough people. So how to cross the river Severn? Some pretty big boats! And no-one suggests it was done in "next day delivery". My guess is it took years.

There had to be a powerful reason to motivate people for such an undertaking. As a predictor of the timing of the seasons it is pretty powerful. A Stone age Music Festival is a draw. As a better mixing of the gene pool it would work well. Free food/alcohol. Trading stuff. Religion? Well you can imagine that getting closely intertwined.