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Re: Digging For Britain heads-up.
Nov 21, 2017, 10:44
Sanctuary wrote:
tjj wrote:

Interesting paper by Jim Leary (posted in News Section)
https://theconversation.com/6-000-year-old-monument-offers-a-tantalising-glimpse-of-britains-neolithic-civilisation-87730
"The excavations at Cat’s Brain, including the decorated chalk blocks, will feature on Digging for Britain, to be screened on BBC4, at 9pm on Wednesday November 22."


Yes very interesting. About 3 years ago now I put forward the idea that the WKLB was more a house for the living than the dead and nearly got laughed off the forum.


I was interested to see your idea and thread resurrected this morning. There is some useful discussion there.
I've read the above article a couple of times and I know the Cat's Brain excavation has caused a lot of excitement in the Wiltshire area. However, unlike WKLB - there is very little left and no human remains. As tsc pointed out in the Wirral thread, OS maps often show long barrows where there is no visible sign of one because they have long since been ploughed out along with their long dead occupants - or cremated remains?. There is a long barrow shown on the OS map between Beckhampton and Devizes but I've never been able to spot it (lots of round barrows). As pointed out in your other thread, it seems quite reasonable that the living should keep the dead close by. How many of us live near cemeteries today for example - I do for one.
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