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Massive Neolithic structure discovered on Finnish island
09-15-2013, 05:30 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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A Neolithic stone complex has been found on an island of Lake Pielinen in Northern Karelia. Similar sites have previously only been found in Ostrobothnian coastal areas. This is the first of its kind in inland Finland.

The enclosure measures 25 x 18 metres. Typical to such structures, its outlines are traced with earth mounds, and there are piles of stones around it. Depressions have also been dug in the ground.

The axel of the complex is aligned with winter solstice sunrise and summer solstice sunset – a design shared with the Karnak temple complex in Egypt and Britain's Stonehenge.

Called “jätinkirkot”’ or “giants’ churches” in Ostrobothnian tradition, such structures are usually circular or rectangular, and date back to between 3,000 and 1,800 BCE.

All 50 such structures so far found in Finland are located near the shores of the Bay of Bothnia, in Ostrobothnia.

The function for the buildings remains under speculation. For one, they are believed to have been used for religious practice. The astronomical accuracy of the complexes also points to agricultural purposes, as these could have aided in accurate observation of the seasons.

Most likely built by late Stone Age hunter-gatherers for whom seals were important prey, the structures are located by waters – the Baltic, and a great inland lake – which would have had seal populations. This has led some researches to link the Neolithic structures also with seal hunting.

İmage

http://yle.fi/uutiset/massive_neolithic_...nd/6831717

Hunter-gatherers? Rly? 13.gif
09-15-2013, 05:45 PM #2
Accidental Stoner Member
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Interesting.


Love that part of the country.
It is beautiful.

İmage
09-15-2013, 05:47 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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They're called Giants' churches because it was believed giants lived in them. There's a bronze age cairn up at our cabin that's locally known as the Giant's Cairn. Built by giants.

Only 2 or 3 have ever been excavated and many of them have been destroyed by forestry machines. sad2.gif
09-15-2013, 05:48 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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wave.gif AS. Yes it's a lovely part of the country.
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09-15-2013, 05:57 PM #5
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meh

looks like a bunch of rocks to me

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09-15-2013, 06:04 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Well it is a bunch of rocks. slap.gif It's been established that these are man made structures.
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09-15-2013, 06:27 PM #7
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(09-15-2013, 06:04 PM)Octo Wrote:  Well it is a bunch of rocks. slap.gif It's been established that these are man made structures.


Ahhhhhhahaha....
09-15-2013, 06:42 PM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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Not hard to spot the human touch at the Giant's Cairn.

Every single rock just small enough for 1 man to carry, for starters chuckle.gif
09-15-2013, 06:47 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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It's an interesting place for certain.

The large Stone Age ruin of Kastelli at Pattijoki
http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/219/
09-15-2013, 08:06 PM #10
bohica Member
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For me to believe this, pictures of nude women are required.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
09-15-2013, 08:13 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Well duh, pics of nude women will make you believe anything. chuckle.gif
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09-15-2013, 08:20 PM #12
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(09-15-2013, 05:30 PM)Octo Wrote:  A Neolithic stone complex has been found on an island of Lake Pielinen in Northern Karelia. Similar sites have previously only been found in Ostrobothnian coastal areas. This is the first of its kind in inland Finland.

The enclosure measures 25 x 18 metres. Typical to such structures, its outlines are traced with earth mounds, and there are piles of stones around it. Depressions have also been dug in the ground.

The axel of the complex is aligned with winter solstice sunrise and summer solstice sunset – a design shared with the Karnak temple complex in Egypt and Britain's Stonehenge.

Called “jätinkirkot”’ or “giants’ churches” in Ostrobothnian tradition, such structures are usually circular or rectangular, and date back to between 3,000 and 1,800 BCE.

All 50 such structures so far found in Finland are located near the shores of the Bay of Bothnia, in Ostrobothnia.

The function for the buildings remains under speculation. For one, they are believed to have been used for religious practice. The astronomical accuracy of the complexes also points to agricultural purposes, as these could have aided in accurate observation of the seasons.

Most likely built by late Stone Age hunter-gatherers for whom seals were important prey, the structures are located by waters – the Baltic, and a great inland lake – which would have had seal populations. This has led some researches to link the Neolithic structures also with seal hunting.
İmage
İmage
İmage

http://yle.fi/uutiset/massive_neolithic_...nd/6831717

Hunter-gatherers? Rly? 13.gif

(09-15-2013, 08:06 PM)bohica Wrote:  For me to believe this, pictures of nude women are required.

There you go, Science!
09-15-2013, 08:36 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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LOL, thanks AK for adding credibility. chuckle.gif
09-15-2013, 08:38 PM #14
bohica Member
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I'm a believer.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
09-16-2013, 12:03 AM #15
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Those photos have moved me from nonbeliever to agnostic. What else you got? drool.gif

Pray for me. hug.gif



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