My neighbour's dog instinctively hides under their bed everytime fireworks
are let off in the locale. I cannot see much difference from that and an ox
hiding from noisy intruders. Perhaps the livestock in the Wild West were
bred to be less intelligent so as to make them easier to herd. One has to
be careful when comparing subjects which might not be as alike as might
first think. I seem to remember we were here not long ago.
On 28 Dec 2014 23:06, "Mark Hall" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> But doesn't this make a presumption that the livestock has the
> intelligence to hide behind said standing stone, and that there is a threat
> to it???
> Out here in the Wild West, my experience leads a serious questioning of
> this highly speculative idea...
> Best, MEH
> On Sunday, December 28, 2014 12:59 PM, John Wood <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> It is good to see that there are still those who are willing to
> challenge long held theories and beliefs. Archaeology isn't completely
> dead yet!
> On 12/28/14, John Wood <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Thanks Jan.
> > I have to say the idea of the rocks being used as protection for cows
> > and oxen is truly inspirational. This is just the sort of thing that
> > should spur serious discussion towards alternative, if not more
> > realistic interpretations of prehistoric monuments with NW Europe.
> > On 12/26/14, Jan Vandenheede <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> I have not much time right now, but here is an older idea of mine: The
> >> paired stones of the Kenneth Avenue can have been intended to function
> >> times of war or conflict to protect a human person and an animal. The
> >> larger (almost lozenge shaped) stones could indeed protect a cow, an ox,
> >> ...
> >> (and of course also a smaller animal).
> >> Best regards,
> >> Jan Vandenheede