Stonehenge Honors the Dead


Turns out, as confirmed by radiocarbon dating of human remains discovered at the site, that Stonehenge was built on land already in use as a cemetery, and was therefore constructed with the dead in mind.  This evidence and its apparent meaning teaches us two things: first, that medieval lore (which reported this meaning for Stonehenge) should be given its due and dismissed only with due care; second, that we know much less about neolithic (to say nothing of earlier) cultures than we think we do.

Many explanations for stone age culture were woven under the influence of outdated paradigms.  The whole historiographic and anthropological tamale deserves a balanced reconsideration.

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