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    Winter Solstice and Neolithic Tombs



    Actually, it was yesterday, but the point remains. Amazing.



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    that is when they started counting
    they knew there were 365 days in a year, and sometimes a day more

    the stone carvings are beautiful

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    Newgrange, 5200 year old, 76 meters in diameter





    the orientation of the long corridor is such that on sunrise of the shortest day the sunrays can penetrate the central chamber



    there is a rectangular hole above the entrance allowing the sunrays to enter

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicicleur View Post
    Newgrange, 5200 year old, 76 meters in diameter





    the orientation of the long corridor is such that on sunrise of the shortest day the sunrays can penetrate the central chamber



    there is a rectangular hole above the entrance allowing the sunrays to enter
    It's indeed amazing, isn't it? :)

    All done with none of our tools or added knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    It's indeed amazing, isn't it? :)

    All done with none of our tools or added knowledge.
    yes, amazing

    some believe they used oxens, and I can't imagine they didn't

    this menhir was erected 6,7 ka along the coast of Brittany



    it stood 20,6 meters tall and weighed 330 tons

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locmariaquer_megaliths

    it fell and broke into 4 pieces ca 6 ka

    these people were rather fishermen and shellfish collectors than farmers, but probably also held a few cattle

    as you know, the megalithic Y-DNA was not G2a2, it were some specific subclades of I2, of which I2a1b was the most common
    they had some 20 % WHG and 80 % EEF
    their WHG component resembled most that of mesolithic western Iberia

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