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|Description ||Not more than 200 meters from the dolmen at Haga, you can find this passage grave.|
|Great picture, I love black and white shots, they are so atmospheric.|
|Thank you Nicola.
|I had forgotten how moody and how well B&W brings out textures that are lost in colour. Thanks for the reminder cereus. Wonderful picture!|
| Could I just ask why, though burial goods and bones, are found, that these sites are assumed to have been constructed as graves? The manpower needed must have been vast and however powerful a leader, it seems a waste of resources. Why not speculate that they have far more mundane origins? The first need for survival is food, and if you have gluts of fish or game that needs both cool storage and protection from wild animals, then a nice stone walled larder is of far more use to a tribe than yet another burial site. They may well have been utilised later as graves but...|
|holger rix |
| "The manpower needed must have been vast and however powerful a leader, it seems a waste of resources."|
Mighty tombs for mighty leaders are common all over the world.
|Martin L |
| Exactly. And in the case of this passage graves the number of burials is up to 300. So no "waste of resources" at all. |
| I don't doubt that human bones were found but that's 300, powerful leaders over how many years? How many generations? When were the bones actually from, were they the same time period as the construction?|
Ask yourself which matters to you most? Your time expired leaders or ensuring that the seasonal catches of fish from the neighbouring fjiord,
stay edible and safe for your children over the coming winter months.
PS Oh yes , there are plenty of monuments to mighty men. cf Ozymandias. Especially in places where food supplies enable you to keep a standing army to protect your interests. The problem is keeping the soldiers busy so they don't decide you are not as mighty as you seem and depose you. cf Egypt.
|Martin L |
| The passage graves of this type apparently were used for all people of a group. There were several more intelligent possibilities to store food (pile dwelling). And there were processes known to enhance preservability.|
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