This evening we, in the UK, had a nice dollop of British Prehistory c/o the BBC programme 'Time Watch' though we on this list had a good idea of what was going to be dished up.
The programme threw up some nice cameos of peceived events that may have happened in prehistory with the relationship with Rockhenge.
These snippets of time should throw light onto an aspect that needs to be understood and reconciled, something that I have been on the edge of stating on this list in the past, that we must not over simplify our appreciation of prehistory.
There was, as there can only have been a mass, an enormous mass, of events that took place in this period.
If we look back at the historic period of our past, let us say the last 2000 years in the UK, it is wall to wall with events day by day, month by month, year by year, century by century, this must have been the same with the time before that!
As in the last 2000 years, family dynasties rose and fell, confliction by neighbouring populations must have occurred, epidemics of disease, periods of famine, natural disasters, religions came and went, and great, very great individuals carved their mark onto the evolution of the ever expanding societies but which in all cases we have no historic record.
The complexity of British Prehistory, let alone the inclusion of the rest of Europe, must be absolutely vast and which we may never ever know much about.
However I have my own feelings about elements of British/European Prehistory which I have to say tonight's programme reinforced in such a manner as for me to say that a fresh look is needed to understand the pan-European socila order of this time.