Experts now believe that megaliths stood at the very heart of ritual practice for the networks of communities scattered across western Europe later in the new Stone Age, or Neolithic period, that had begun around 10,000 B.C. Their function was both earthly and celestial: a focus for rites concerning the movement of the heavenly bodies […]
Saturday, 30 December 2017
48 superimposed photos of the sun, taken during a year, one per week, in the same place and time, in the Cathedral of Burgos. The highest point is the summer solstice and the lowest is the winter solstice.
Understanding this phenomenon is the key to designing accurate sun dials.
Interestingly, the pattern, called analemma, which the sun traces in the sky is in mathematics known as the symbol of infinity. How very fitting that it is this pattern that emerges as a result of the never ending spinning of the solar wheel…
Ein ereignisreiches Jahr liegt hinter uns. Was lange erhofft und worauf zielstrebig hingearbeitet wurde, ist nun endlich Realität geworden: Der Bau hat begonnen! Anlass genug einmal kurz inne zu halten und auf das Jahr zurück zu schauen – gleichwohl wir ja über die meisten Ereignisse im Blog aktuell berichtet haben. Nach umfänglichen Vorarbeiten seit dem […]
Das Sonnenwunder in Newgrange
Im virtuellen Museum herstory-history sind die ersten Darstellungen aus dem Neolithikum verfügbar https://herstory-history.com/gott-mutter/gott-mutter-darstellungen-neolithikum
Friday, 8 December 2017
They also built one of the world’s earliest stone buildings, complete with a stone-paved floor. A stone-lined fire pit, and food remains from birds, gazelle, and tubers, vegetables, and wild cereals and legumes were also uncovered.
This is the building the article is talking about:
In the article „High Resolution AMS Dates from Shubayqa 1, northeast Jordan Reveal Complex Origins of Late Epipalaeolithic Natufian in the Levant“ by Tobias Richter, Amaia Arranz-Otaegui, Lisa Yeomans & Elisabetta Boaretto, we can see the aerial view of Shubayqa 1 showing the main excavation area A/B and location of Shubayqa 1 (insert bottom left). And in the centre we can see the above house with the paved floor and the stone lined hearth, which is clearly trapezoid in its shape.
This is very very interesting. Because there is another site, in Serbia, full of trapezoid houses with paved floors and central lined hearth.
Lepenski Vir, located in Serbia, is an important archaeological site of the Mesolithic Iron Gates culture of the Balkans. The latest radiocarbon and AMS data suggests that the chronology of Lepenski Vir is compressed between 9500/7200-6000 BC. The late Lepenski Vir (6300-6000 BC) architectural development was the development of the Trapezoidal buildings and monumental sculpture…