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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Mesolithic lunar calendar?


Latest wonderful breakthrough -- Warren Field, Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire -- according to Prof Vince Gaffney and assorted others a Mesolithic lunar calendar associated with the invention of time itself.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-23286928

A rough alignment of pits and a lot of computed jiggery-pokery?  Does anybody else share my sense of profound scepticism about all of this -- or is it just me?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Prof Vince Gaffney has a history of nonsense.

He appeared in a time-team special about a tsunami that flooded doggerland. Sadly for him and the defunct programme tsunami's may temporally flood the landscape but they retreat back again leaving the land mass intact as we have seen in Japan and in Sumatra.


geocur said...

even before reading the paper it was clearly daft . Since reading the paper it only got worse . I've mentioned it at a couple of places .e.g.
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Forum&file=viewtopic&topic=5855&forum=1&start=0
Hope that works . It's no better than the Cursus pits nonsense from 18 months ago which needed about 10 minutes calc to refute .

TonyH said...

Anyone remember late-1950's pop star Vince Eager? Often wondered what happened to him, now I think I know. To quote from a more recent pop song, blame it on the moon.

Anonymous said...

"The analysis has been published in the journal, Internet Archaeology".

Nowhere more profound?