The last in the present series of 'Debunked' video was released over the weekend.
Durrington Walls - Debunked looks at the traditional view of 'Durrington Walls (the biggest 'Henge' in Britain) being a 'Product of Emerging hierarchies who wanted to demonstrate their authority in the region' ... and proves that this valuation is complete nonsense!!
Durrington Walls is remarkable as it is at the exact same height as Stonehenge - so the 'Post Glacial Flooding' affected both these two sites to the same extent as being placed on a Mesolithic Shoreline. The mathematical probability of this happening is astronomical!!
|Durrington Walls showing the height of Mesolithic Waters|
|Profile NW to SE|
|Profile SW to NE|
|Durrington Walls showing the height of the River Avon 8500BCE|
Simply for trading - a place to moor up your boats and hence the series of post holes tracking the falling waters in the Neolithic Period.
|Durrington Walls showing mooring posts|
|Durrington Wall 'Crannogs' - Houses or mooring station?|
Crannogs have a 'dual function' - this is common place for this very practical civilisation. Firstly, they are the perfect mooring station for your boat (no wet legs jumping into the river dragging you boat to shore). And secondly, they are fish farms which can even be seen today in the far east and other aquatic societies - nets are attached to the crannogs support timbers to enclose the fish.
|Fish Farning - Vietnam style|