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New Research Explains The Uses Of Orkney's Mysterious Neolithic Stone Circles

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On the Scottish islands of Orkney there are several ancient monumental buildings that have forced historians to rethink their knowledge about ancient Britain. Fascinating and surpising reasons.

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Fiona O (565)
Thursday October 5, 2017, 9:51 am
Researchers have discovered that rapid changes in settlements and monuments indicate that there were rivalries and tension between social groups.

This was played out in how they buried their dead and in their communal gatherings and rituals.

Choices played an important role in the lives of Neolithic people.

“People in the Neolithic made choices, just like us, about all sorts of things – where to live, how to bury their dead, how to farm, where and when to gather together – and those choices are just beginning to come into view through archaeology,” Professor Bayliss said.

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pam w (139)
Thursday October 5, 2017, 11:06 am
Thanks, Fiona!

Colleen L (3)
Thursday October 5, 2017, 12:39 pm
Interesting. Thanks Fiona

Animae C (506)
Friday October 6, 2017, 4:25 am

TY Fiona
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