News (Archaeology) Stonehenge built as a symbol of unity

By Pixie, in 'Non-Latin Talk', Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Brunhilda Bradypa Socrivora

    • Praetor
    • Praeco
    It seems that after so many years researchers have managed to find the meaning behind the famous monument. Or at least for the time being.

    stonehenge.jpg

    http://news.discovery.com/history/stonehenge-unify-britain-120622.html
    Tiger, Cinefactus and Akela like this.
  2. Akela viam inveniam

    • Princeps Senatus
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    A symbol of newly acquired peace... Interesting...

    I wonder, if they had any kind of usable tricks for moving the stones or if most of the surviving able-bodied crowd ended up with semi-permanent injuries as a result? *shifty*

    This reminds me of that case of a high school (do not remember name of the school or the year it happened) where the officials basically came to a point where they had to either segregate the races or to find a way for them to co-operate. They ended up putting students into mixed race groups to complete mandatory projects. The trick was that a piece of information would only be available to one person in the group, another piece - to someone else, etc.

    The task was impossible to complete (or even get a semi-satisfactory grade on) without using the information available to every single member of the group. Thus, true co-operation resulted, changing people's supposedly permanent opinions of each other.

    Does anyone know of the case? I could not find the reference...

    Anyway, it seems to me like in the case of the Stonehenge, the elders gave their people a similar task, with a similar goal - to produce co-operation, and thus a more lasting peace.
  3. Adrian Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Akela, here are some links where you can find information on how was Stonehenge built
    http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/stonehenge/construction.php
    http://www.stonehenge.co.uk/history.php
    http://www.history.com/news/2010/12/13/solving-the-riddle-of-stonehenges-construction/

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