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Neolithic stone network found on Orkney
scotsman.com ^ | August 3, 2010 | Lucinda Cameron

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.scotsman.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; nessofbrodgar; orkney; ornkey; ringofbrodgar; scotland; scotlandyet; stonesofstenness; stronghandsomebuilt

1 posted on 08/06/2010 8:54:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 08/06/2010 8:55:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv
I didn't see any pictures at the link. I remember years ago I found my family named on a list of names that originated on the Orkney Island. I have been to Scotland but we didn't make it to the Orkneys.
3 posted on 08/06/2010 9:03:34 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


4 posted on 08/06/2010 9:07:55 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SunkenCiv

The creative spirit is, of course, eternal.


5 posted on 08/06/2010 9:18:19 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Ditter

so 3000 bc is Neolithic?


6 posted on 08/06/2010 9:28:45 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


7 posted on 08/06/2010 10:12:33 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Ditter
I found my family named on a list of names that originated on the Orkney Island.

Small world...same here :~)

8 posted on 08/06/2010 10:32:32 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: DBrow
the caves of Altamira

Great old Steely Dan song.

"Before the Fall
When they wrote it on the wall
When there wasn't even any Hollywood..."

Sorry for getting off-topic =)
9 posted on 08/06/2010 10:56:29 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

That’s why I didn’t say “Lascaux”!

You gotta walk it like you talk it or for sure you gonna lose that beat.


10 posted on 08/07/2010 6:45:36 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Ros42

Hi cuz! :)


11 posted on 08/07/2010 7:06:52 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: bunkerhill7

So, we haven’t changed much. ;’)


12 posted on 08/07/2010 7:11:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Ditter; Ros42

Vikings?


13 posted on 08/07/2010 7:14:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: DBrow

The classical civs painted their statues as well, to try to make them lifelike, kinda like we have those lawn dwarfs today.


14 posted on 08/07/2010 7:14:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Ciexyz

:’)


15 posted on 08/07/2010 7:16:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

But not little jockeys, any more.

Yes, I have read about paint residue found on old statues.


16 posted on 08/07/2010 7:26:12 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: SunkenCiv
We are who we were. I know it is a strange concept to the ruling class and those that pursue grants.
17 posted on 08/07/2010 12:21:54 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a poofter)
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To: Ditter

Just getting back into town..and yes, hi cuz :)


18 posted on 08/08/2010 7:47:00 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh yes! :)


19 posted on 08/08/2010 7:50:47 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: SunkenCiv
Of course they decorated - whaddya think they were?


20 posted on 08/09/2010 12:50:45 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

;’)


21 posted on 08/09/2010 7:23:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Ros42

:’) I’ll have spam, egg, sausage, and spam.


22 posted on 08/09/2010 7:56:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL, YUM!!


23 posted on 08/10/2010 8:46:25 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: SunkenCiv
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24 posted on 01/04/2012 6:29:19 PM PST by Beowulf9
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25 posted on 01/04/2012 6:31:55 PM PST by Beowulf9
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