posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 10:48 AM
Those are all very good points Byrd, as a theory I guess this one still needs a lot of work. Especially after looking at photos of the blue stones at
Stonehenge, they are pretty crude and irregular, in order to roll them a wicker basket they would have to be padded out to compensate for their
misshapen size, otherwise, as you pointed out, you'd never be able to roll them in a straight line. Not to mention it looks like it would take a
of wicker (and as you also mention, how
would you roll them up in it?)
As far as dragging them I suppose it helps to remember England was covered by a pretty dense forest, so it's people had a lot of wood to work with,
maybe they developed a technique not too unlike that used by the Assyrians, toss a few stripped and de-barked lengths of wood under the object to be
dragged allowing it to more-or-less glide across the terrain, makes it easier than trying to drag it directly on the ground.
You know if you present a similar problem to disparate groups of people, there's a chance they'll develop similar solutions, no reason to suspect the
ancient Britons were less ingenious than the others of their era (Egyptians, Sumerian, Assyrians). There's a chance some of the means of
transportation depicted by one of these groups (such as the Assyrian one above) is quite similar to the means used by the Britons- taking into
consideration the raw materials they had to work with of course.
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