But why only locals? Why wouldn't people know what
was going on even distantly. If we believe the
theories we are pushing, people were able to trade
ideas and artifacts over extreme distances. It
follows that news of such a place as Stonehenge would
travel. It is simple egotism to assume that World
Heritage status or its equivalent is a purely modern
invention. As such, if Stonehenge were a place to
visit, then why shouldn't people from distant places
--- John Wood <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>"White, Bill" <[log in to unmask]>
> Was Stonehenge, say, built
> solely for local people who would arrive on foot?
> I would imagine the answer would be 'yes'!
> 'Built for the people, by the people.'
> I don't think it had attained World Heritage
> status in the Neolithic so I don't suppose it would
> have featured on the Grand Tour.
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