July 23, 2010

Timberhenge.

Discovered, without digging, near Stonehenge.

14 comments:

Pogo said...

Spinal Tap could make a Tiny Timberhenge in its honor.

Pogo said...

Mebbe that's where The Timbertoes are buried.

traditionalguy said...

I bet that those trees were a lot easier to carry around and erect in a circle than those Stone Megaliths were. But than there is always the fire hazard to guard against. But if I were a god that demanded regular human deaths to satisfy my anger and avert Global Cooling (a/k/a Sun's return in Spring), than I would never settle for lite trees surrounding my sacred alter. I might demand Wind Mills which would also create Green Priest Jobs.

Moose said...

Pogo - when you do that you just kill the thread, dude.

Pogo said...

You mean, post anything at all?

I do have that effect.
I can clear a room like nobody's business.

Pogo said...

Sorry, man.


*sniff*

Original Mike said...

Maybe the timber one was their way of drawing blueprints.

Pete the Streak said...

I saw this on Nat Geo, History HD, or some other channel last week.

This stuff just fascinates me.

Matthew said...

So, in the same area you have Stonehenge, Woodhenge, and now Timberhenge.

Within and about the same area, you have a series of hills, natural and man-made, which are all within visual range of one another on a clear day.

Whatever someone was doing at Stonehenge/Woodhenge/Timberhenge, the intent was to transmit the results of that work (astrological readings, ceremonials stuff, etc) across a large stretch of Southern Britain, methinks.

Is is a system of ancient clocks? Is each henge apportioned to the movements of the Sun, Moon and Planets, respectively? Were they talking to their dead leaders/amcestors buried nearby? Who knows, but the ancients were obviously far smarter and resourceful than we give them credit for.

Fascinating stuff.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

It would be interesting to know what sort of trees they used to create the uprights. It might help to narrow the range as to when it was built.

I believe the estimates for the Stonehenge are 6500 years ago, although I have read some that think as much as 8000 bc.

The climate of the area was certainly different then and the area does not now support large timber.

The question in my mind would be was the wood henge a precursor of the Stonehenge or a later structure, when perhaps the people had lost the technology or motivation to build a stone structure.

I love this stuff.

Joe said...

What the hell happened to Bronze Henge?

Original Mike said...

And let's not forget this henge.

edutcher said...

Woodhenge would make a lot more sense in a land of Druids. One hopes they will get around to a little digging at some point. It would be interesting to see if there were human remains.

AC245 said...

It would be interesting to see if there were human remains.

Bonehenge?