Take a look at the analysis of the Oxygen Isotopes of the three burials that
were excavated consisting of an adult woman and two children. For the life
of me I cannot remember the place but it featured on Meet the Ancestors and
had teh biggest hole I have ever seen in Archaeology. Th eisotope analysis
showed the woman and children to have walked a considerable distance
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Heritage & carbon emissions
>>>Kevin Tolley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As such, if Stonehenge were a place to
> visit, then why shouldn't people from distant places
> No doubt people from some distance would have visited Stonehenge but what
> concerns me is the numbers along with the distances.
> Trades people no doubt moved about the countryside trading goods and
> hence we get a spread of such about the place. When we see goods spread
> about it is usually the activity of traders and not the manufacturers
> themselves. The manufacturers are likely to be in greater number than the
> traders but it is treder's movements recorded in the archaeological record
> not the mass movement of the general public.
> My overall concern is that of territorialism and how I imagine that
> uncontrolled fluidity of population movements in the Neolithic is
> unlikely. We can get in a car and go for a day trip to Stonehenge these
> days because there are no territorial restrictions for us to encounter,
> also we can get about much easier thanks to the internal combustion
> engine. In the Neolithic the travel would not be as easy nor may it be
> worth the effort whilst also terratorial/tribal boundaries might inhibit
> mass movement.
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