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(Phys Org2)   Huge complex of standing stones found in Spain, presumably gathering moss   (phys.org) divider line
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2022-08-19 7:28:46 AM  
Sure.
Move the headstones

Leave the bodies
 
2022-08-19 8:46:29 AM  
Gathering moss?
Isn't the verb a bit too transitive for stones that have done literally nothing for thousands of years?
 
2022-08-19 8:52:05 AM  
Some in circles, some alone?
 
2022-08-19 9:22:11 AM  
In all this time, no one has been to this one spot in Spain?
 
2022-08-19 9:29:58 AM  
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2022-08-19 9:57:42 AM  
Blondie!!!!
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2022-08-19 10:01:31 AM  

phoenixdan: In all this time, no one has been to this one spot in Spain?


Presumably the locals knew about it, and it just now got all trendy.  Kind of like L'Anse aux Meadows.

/Why would the Vikings settle the northern tip of a landmass they'd just discovered?  They could see there was more land to the south; the climate had to be better there!
 
2022-08-19 10:15:02 AM  

flondrix: phoenixdan: In all this time, no one has been to this one spot in Spain?

Presumably the locals knew about it, and it just now got all trendy.  Kind of like L'Anse aux Meadows.

/Why would the Vikings settle the northern tip of a landmass they'd just discovered?  They could see there was more land to the south; the climate had to be better there!


The article did mention they were buried and that the site is 6 to 7 thousand years old so I wouldn't assume the locals knew anything.
 
2022-08-19 10:40:14 AM  

phoenixdan: In all this time, no one has been to this one spot in Spain?


It only appears once every 300 years
 
2022-08-19 11:12:04 AM  
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2022-08-19 11:56:03 AM  

phoenixdan: In all this time, no one has been to this one spot in Spain?


It's out on the plain, in the constant rain.
 
2022-08-19 12:25:18 PM  

Tyrosine: flondrix: phoenixdan: In all this time, no one has been to this one spot in Spain?

Presumably the locals knew about it, and it just now got all trendy.  Kind of like L'Anse aux Meadows.

/Why would the Vikings settle the northern tip of a landmass they'd just discovered?  They could see there was more land to the south; the climate had to be better there!

The article did mention they were buried and that the site is 6 to 7 thousand years old so I wouldn't assume the locals knew anything.


I must have not processed that when reading the article. Thanks
 
2022-08-19 12:35:18 PM  
"Moss?", said the Spanish archaeologist, as he vigorously buffed a standing stone. "No mas."
 
2022-08-19 12:48:08 PM  
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2022-08-19 1:30:11 PM  
There's a cromlech like this just outside of Evora, in Portugal.  The alignment on the side of a hill overlooking the river valley is striking.  A lot of cork trees around it hide it until you reach the right spot, but still amazing it lasted all those millennia.
 
2022-08-19 1:42:27 PM  

AdrienVeidt: phoenixdan: In all this time, no one has been to this one spot in Spain?

It's out on the plain, in the constant rain.


well, I've never been to Spain. But I kinda like the music.
 
2022-08-19 1:43:29 PM  

phoenixdan: In all this time, no one has been to this one spot in Spain?


No.  It was just not until someone wanted to plant avocados there that they brought in an archaelogist to determine what they were.
 
2022-08-20 7:52:33 AM  
Looks like a cemetery to me
 
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