I saw the programme last night for the first time and several things
caught my attention, not least the height of the tunnels (hope that is
the correct description!). Surprised that Silbury is still standing.
Hope they manage to fix it, it is a challenge to the engineers but one I
am sure they will do their best with.
But the conclusion that late neolithic folk 'saw the writing on the
wall' 'end of an era' 'new technologies' etc etc and that Silbury Hill
was the last great monument - everything changed with the new way of
life of the Bronze Age/beaker culture. Did these late neolithic folk see
into the future? I don't think so. Dates of c2400 BC were often
mentioned. I've read Professor Mike Baillie's work (Exodus to Arthur) on
the dendrochronological evidence of a catastrophic global event c2354 to
2345 BC (a comet followed by a 9 year winter) and there was no mention
of it being relevent to the 'end of the neolithic' debate. Anyone know
why? Such an event would surely affect things considerably.
My husband Graham thinks it is because he used Velikovsky as a reference
and is therefore discredited.