October 23, 2008

Carbon Dating On A Pig: Bronze Age Toy Found Near Stonehenge

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Archaeologists announced the discovery in an infant's grave near Stonehenge of a carved stone pig. They belief that the 2.5-inch figurine, which dates back more than 2,000 years, is either a toy or a memorial/funerary object for the baby's death.

Why is no one discussing the most obvious explanation: that it was actually supposed to be a 2.5 foot-tall altar in the shape of a pig, but the stonecarver screwed up the diagram?

Photo: Britain's Oldest Toy Found Buried with Stonehenge Baby? [nationalgeographic.com via boingboing]

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Hehehe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXGbwIkvh38

The little children of Stonehenge!

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