Unfortunately it will not be so amusing when it is repeated ad nauseum every
day from now and then onwards.
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On Behalf Of David Standing
Sent: 16 October 2015 13:42
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Was the Rhosyfelin Neolithic bluestone "quarry"
engulfed in water?
This discussion was a jolly good read on the train this morning, especially
for a Friday!
On 16 Oct 2015, at 11:29, John Wood wrote:
> Rather than asking listmembers to do your research and fieldwork for
> you why don't you pop across to good ol' Blighty and see the sites for
> It might help you put everything into perspective, seeing it on the
> ground, understanding the geography in a way that is impossible by
> just using Google Earth.
> Wander around the Rockenge complex, take the Great Western Railway to
> Cardiff, the National Museum of Wales has great display on Cambrian
> glaciation, and then off to Pembrokeshire to see the sites for
> On 10/16/15, John Wood <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 10/15/15, Constantinos Ragazas
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> David Petts,
>>> The question before us is "was this ruin a mill?" And no amount of me
>>> reading up on Wales mills and cottages can answer this. Only onsite
>>> investigations and excavations can do that. I have already agreed on
>>> Several times.
>>> We should and need to ask questions whether or not the answer is known
>>> not. More so if the answer can be so consequential as to render a
>>> hypothesis" false.
>> Indeed we can ask questions, but the answers won't be consequential if
>> they aren't supported by facts.
>> Even if the ruin was a mill, it might have no relevance to the quarry
>> site. The location of the mill would only indicate the level of water
>> in the medieval and not the neolithic. There is a vast amount of time
>> difference here.
>> You seem to have stuck into your head any means in which you might be
>> able to disprove the quarry theory over your glacial transportation
>> theory. We have already disproven your glacial theory of 'wind blown
>> rocks over an imaginary frozen lake', and so now you want to disprove
>> the neolithic quarry theory using whatever means possible.
>> This is called 'clutching at straws' though in this case you have no
>> straws to clutch.
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