I need to place this piece of archaeological news on my blog that seemed to miss the radar (News/ TV), as it is either a great hoax or one of the most incredible prehistoric finds ever.
|Toy car - based on what?|
Previously the oldest known toy cars were from Turkmenistan (Altyndepe) or Mesopotamia, being dated to the fourth millennium BCE.
Other findings in the same site (also worked on stone) are dolls and whistles, the latter still able to produce sounds. These however could be more recent, from the fourth millennium.
If this is genuine, then its the first recorded use of the wheel some 2500 earlier than currently believed. The most interesting aspect of this discovery, is that nearly all toys are based on objects that are used or seen on a day to day basis. This then adds credibility to my hypothesis that 'The Avenue' used such devices (carts) to transport the Sarsen stones down the first man-made road (The Avenue) from the ships/boats that brought the stones to Stonehenge.
|The Avenue showing the Neolithic Waterway in 4300BCE|
|Maltese Cart Tracks - similar cart wheel cuttings have been found under the Avenue.|
(by Robert John Langdon)