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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Daily Mail bluestone punt

Have added the latest illustration to my lexicon, here:

http://brian-mountainman.blogspot.com/2011/11/even-more-danger-marine-engineers-at.html

9 comments:

Jon Morris said...

Very high waterline: Seems strange that they would be transporting sarsen sized polystyrene blocks from Wales back in 2400BC?

;-)

Anonymous said...

Jeebus! There is SO much wrong with that! I've never seen a bluestone that size and they don't seem to know that the Bristol Avon doesn't go to Stonehenge!
PeteG

The Stonehenge Enigma said...

There is a theory that since the 'Neolithic Revolution' our society is getting dumber as each generation has progressively falling 'I.Q.' levels.

I think you have found in this Daily Mail article and it's readership, absolute proof of that hypothesis!!

A log raft would be the easier, more stable and the best method of transporting those 'tiny' 4 tonne stones.

The course would be direct as indicated (more luck than judgement from the articles author) for the Thames, Kennett and Avon were 10 times larger in the Mesolithic Period, than today (Sidell, Wilkinson, 2000 - which consequently, re-dates Maddy et al, 1991, Avon River Terraces).

RJL

Anonymous said...

ITV 10 O'clock news is covering the story.
PeteG

Geo Cur said...

It was a case of spot the deliberate mistakes . Some real howlers .

BRIAN JOHN said...

Truly amazing......

Anonymous said...

Rude Stones!
http://www.peteglastonbury.plus.com/RudeStones.jpg

PeteG

The Stonehenge Enigma said...

If you had better things to do - like me and missed it can be seen here:

http://www.itv.com/news/stonehenge-origin-found04573/

Even I think Mikes comments are 'unqualified', especially after he published your letter last month.

'the Lord (Michael) giveth, and the lord taketh away' - blessed by the archaeologist who canth make up there mindth.

RJL

BRIAN JOHN said...

Thanks Robert

Oh God -- I couldn't bear to watch it again. far too depressing. Yes, I had noticed that MP has also been infected by this strange disease that seems to reduce the capacity for rational thought.....