This evenings BBCs 'Time Watch' programme had me knawing at the table leg.
Firstly we get the statement that travel and communcations was difficult at the time Rockhenge was built only to be followed by the fact that the bluestones were moved hundreds of kilometres and the Amesbury Archer travelled to the proto-Rockhenge from the Alps.
There must have been a pretty effective communication network over a great, sorry, very great distance for all of this to happen!
I have always thought that the 'small insular tribal' scenario of British Prehistory to be nothing but utter bunk!
We have to remember that when dealing with our understanding, which is very little indeed, of these times that we define 'happenings' within huge chunks of time in which in reality masses of events, communications, knowledge transference, social movement & networking must have and can only have happened.
I once studied Geology and getting ones head around geological time periods is mind blowing but one has to appreciate that one cannot restrict ones preception of large lumps of time as if they are similar to our more familiar daily, weekly, monthly, yearly lumps of time.
We must not fall for such a mistake, otherwise our understanding of time conceptuality is completely lost!!