Skip to comments.Neolithic stone network found on Orkney
Posted on 08/06/2010 8:54:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists revealed today that they have discovered the first evidence in the UK of stonework painted with a pattern, suggesting Neolithic people enjoyed decorating. It comes a week after the researchers, working at the Brodgar peninsula on Orkney, found plain painted stones thought to be around 5,000 years old at the spot. The site... is between the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar. The latest discovery, made late yesterday afternoon, is a stone with a zigzag chevron pattern in red pigment... Nick Card, of the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (Orca), said... "There has been evidence at some other Neolithic sites where paint pots have been found with remains of pigment but they were considered to be for personal adornment rather than being used on a wider scale for the decoration of buildings..." The paint will now be analysed but it is thought it may have been made from hermatite mixed with animal fat and perhaps milk or egg. The 6-acre (2.5-hectare) site... is being excavated by teams from across the world. Last year a structure dubbed a Neolithic "cathedral" measuring 82ft (25m) long by 65ft (20m) wide with 16ft (5m) thick outer walls was discovered at the site.
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Ya, Stonehenge was probably painted.
The designs of the Maya and Aztecs were painted.
People are people pretty much everywhere, and when.
From the caves of Altamira to the Gugg in NYC.
The creative spirit is, of course, eternal.
so 3000 bc is Neolithic?
Neolithic stone network found on Orkney
scotsman.com ^ | August 3, 2010 | Lucinda Cameron
Posted on 8/6/10 8:54:49 PM by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists revealed today that they have discovered the first evidence in the UK of stonework painted with a pattern, suggesting Neolithic people enjoyed decorating each other`s stone houses with insulting graffiti.
Small world...same here :~)
That’s why I didn’t say “Lascaux”!
You gotta walk it like you talk it or for sure you gonna lose that beat.
Hi cuz! :)
So, we haven’t changed much. ;’)
The classical civs painted their statues as well, to try to make them lifelike, kinda like we have those lawn dwarfs today.
But not little jockeys, any more.
Yes, I have read about paint residue found on old statues.
Just getting back into town..and yes, hi cuz :)
Oh yes! :)
:’) I’ll have spam, egg, sausage, and spam.