Skip to comments.Neolithic stone circle revealed in Brittany(France)
Posted on 08/17/2006 10:06:06 PM PDT by Marius3188
A SMALL building project in Brittany has hit the buffers with the discovery of a buried "menhir" or Neolithic standing stone.
A little more digging by archaeologists uncovered around 50 other stones that date from between the 5th and 3rd Century BC.
The site is near the village of Belz, in the south of Brittany, and the area is known for other standing stone formations, but this one is already being heralded as the most interesting ever discovered in France.
A team from the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques (Inrap) is slowly revealing a large quantity of remains such as granite blocks, networks of ditches, wall foundations and pits.
Two sites showing the presence of humans have been identified through analyses of worked flints and pottery shards: one from the Late Neolithic (2nd millennium BC), the other from the Medieval period.
Although the stones have been toppled over, researchers are hoping this will allow them to discover more as they are in their true setting, revealing much about the actual environment of the historic monument.
France Neolithic Stones
almost looks like Mars
I wonder why?
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That movie was very odd. What exactly was the point of the movie?
My take on the stories was that there was an influence beyond the natural on human evolution.
The scene depicted in that picture, the monolith triggered the evolution of men. HAL (the computer) represents both the advantages & flaws of our reliance on technology. The end brings man full circle, a second sun & rebirth.
The book is pretty short & a pretty good read. If I hadn't read it before seeing the movie, I'm not sure if I would have gotten the movie either. The book didn't conclude whether the events were triggered by God or benevolent aliens.
P.S. The data on 2001: A Space Odyssey was much appreciated.
I wonder how many French troops they've sent to secure the site.
Probably more than "200".
Moon god? Monolith? /sarcasm
Somebody mentioned that the menhirs in England form long lines, and that some menhirs in France continue some of those lines. This would be difficult to do in practice with the water break, but if they were laid out while the Channel was dry it would not be impossible.
That would be most interesting. Maybe some of Cheddar Man's work.
Having that weird house scene and the neonatal baby at the end of the movie was odd.
I has probably been 2 decades since I've seen the movie & over 3 since I read the book. I don't remember the house scene, though I have a vague memory of life flashing before Dave's eyes. Whether it was Dave's life or man's life in the wider sense... death & coming to understand full knowledge. The neonatal baby was symbolic of a rebirth of mankind.
This is in Spanish, but has sub-titles:
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