Skip to comments.Swedish Stonehenge? Ancient stone structure spurs debate
Posted on 04/19/2012 1:53:22 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
Ancient Scandinavians dragged 59 boulders to a seaside cliff near what is now the Swedish fishing village of Kaseberga. They carefully arranged the massive stones each weighing up to 4,000 pounds (1,800 kilograms) in the outline of a 220-foot-long (67-meter) ship overlooking the Baltic Sea.
Archaeologists generally agree this megalithic structure, known as Ales Stenar ("Ale's Stones"), was assembled about 1,000 years ago, near the end of the Iron Age, as a burial monument. But a team of researchers now argues it's really 2,500 years old, dating from the Scandinavian Bronze Age, and was built as an astronomical calendar with the same underlying geometry as England's Stonehenge.(Snip)
Other researchers familiar with the site are skeptical. Among other arguments, they cite the results of carbon dating to reject Mörner's interpretation.
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maybe it was a mockup to work out different seating arrangements, one for rowing, another for cargo, another
for passengers, etc.
Scientists like to fight.
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Thanks Engraved-on-His-hands. Rock Around the Clock ping.
Um...I’m sorry, but what is “amazing” about this?
Are Americans so arrogant that they think no one on Earth existed before the Mayflower?
God is the Designer and Creator of Life On Earth. As a result, I think anything beyond His Word is superficial.
The article mentions carbon dating but they don't say what it was that they chose to carbon date to obtain the dates they report.
Stonehenge has its "Aubrey Holes," which harken back to a time when what stood there was wooden rather than the stone that survives there today.
Were there any similar holes containing vestiges of wooden structures at Ales Stenar? The article simply doesn't say.
Ale's Stones, a megalithic monument in southern Sweden, resembles a stone ship built of 59 large sandstone boulders, weighing up to 1.8 tons each. [Wikipedia/The Swedish National Heritage Board]
Maybe this is just what people were stuck with before the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride came along.
I’m stealing it!!!!!!
The eventual archeoastronomical analysis will develop the astronomical alignments showing it is a time piece, a calender
After the visit and seeing and climbing the very large earth pyramid I used the sun to plot an east west line in my driveway. Knowing that, I laid out a perpendicular and had a perfect north south line. It is easy. Once you have the cardinal points, determining the equinoxes and the solstice becomes easy.
Monks Mound is laid out precisely in alignment with the cardinal points. From the Woodhenge center pole looking east the alignment of the mound south edge is barely to the right of the top edge of the mound. It marks the summer solstice sunrise. It misses the edge by an angle representing the latitude!
Cahokia is readily available........ go! PS: At the time Cahokia was larger than London and most european cities. Greater Cahokia was estimated to be 25,000 people
I'd certainly like to do so.
It is believed by many that Nordic expeditionary tribesmen and settlers traveled extensively through North America and left evidence of their arrival as far away as Oklahoma.
It is certainly reasonable to propose that Vikings c. 900 - 1000 AD who made it to what eventually became Minneapolis/St. Paul would have traveled southward to what became St. Louis and left evidence of their presense at a place called Cahokia.