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Thursday, 2 December 2010

More Rocking and Rolling (2)

Here is another cradle idea -- this time proposed by the Cambridge engineer Dr Dick Parry -- and featured in the Daily Mail in 1997.  On balance, I think I like the "wicker basket" idea rather better -- the one featured in the above illustration may have required carpentry skills that were beyond Neolithic tribesmen...... planks, filler blocks, circle segments, dowels etc.  But on the other hand these guys (at least in the later stages of the monument) knew about mortise and tenon joins, and also tongue and groove -- so maybe they did have the necessary skills.

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