Lynne was asked to provide links to web resources for those people keen to prepare for her talk …. you know, the clever people who want to ask knowledgeable questions.
I’m grateful for the additional effort Lynne put into answering this question, thus I made the effort to create this additional page.
Q. Additional reading material?
None necessary. But if someone really wants to debate the issue (which would be wonderful!) it would be worth them knowing about Stonehenge itself. The Wiki article will do. What is important is that it has many stages.
Equally useful would be some understanding of Durrington Walls and Avebury:
The theory is much broader than Stonehenge, so if someone really wants to get into it then they might like to read:
and Chaco Canyon.
That’s some of the archaeological side. Then there’s Primary orality – the theory I am applying. I can go on forever on this stuff! Starting point:
Songlines are critical to the theory, but they seem to only be reported in the way Bruce Chatwin did – as navigational aids. This misses most of the point of them, but I will expand during the talk!
Then I go into heaps of other cultures and the way they store knowledge. But that might be enough for now!
(Additional email from Lynne)
Of course, you might like to title the talk: The 37,927th theory: the purpose of Stonehenge.
In a post to Q-skeptics, on Tue Sept 23, 2008, Barry Williams wrote:
Of all the 37,926 ‘theories’ I have heard about the ‘real’ purpose of
Stonehenge, I prefer Bill Bailey’s.
It was once a single rock and ants chiseled away all the missing bits.