Beating Out Strawhenge And Woodhenge As Well

So Stonehenge was apparently the work of late-coming Neolithic wanna-bes. The original circle was built in Turkey 7,000 years earlier. Even more entertaining, it was built by people who were apparently not agricultural. For the latecomers to the discussion, agriculture was presumed to be necessary for large projects because it ensured a steady food supply for the workers while the construction was ongoing. A whole bunch of conventional thinking just got bitch slapped. Expect much yammering about how this is an isolated case and doesn't disprove the general validity of the ag hypothesis. Anyhow, it's still pretty damned cool.

I think I swiped the Woodhenge and Strawhenge joke from Terry Pratchett, although I can't quite remember.



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