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Re: Gobekli Tepe...Turkey
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tiompan wrote:
Littlestone wrote:
tiompan wrote:

LS there are examples of mortise and tenon in wood pre -dating Stonehenge e.g. .

Nice link tiompan, though it doesn’t really prove that mortise and tenon joints in wood preceded those in stone – just that those in the well preceded those at Stonehenge.

Of course ,it only pushes back the earliest date of a particular type . Just as if we find an earlier mortice and tenon in stone tomorrow it only means it preceded the earliest , as yet , wooden ones . it can never be absolute .

The problem is taphonomic , one is far more likely to have survived than the other . So even if we did have the earliest dated in stone , the chippies will always have a decent claim . As it stands they have the bragging rights .

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24th December 2012ce

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