>Scríobh Lars De Richter:
Actually Lars didn't write that , I did; on most of my other lists, the
!reply" button sends the response to the list server, and I didn't realise
that this one doesn't. Sorry about that.
>Then again, FWIU the Black Pigs Dyke may not actually exist. From what
>remains, there`s no necessary reason to conclude that it was a single wall.
> It may as easily be the remnants of several independently built dykes.
I have to admit, I don't have that much info on the dyke; what I wrote was
from my class notes from archaeology class last semester. The professor was
discussing the similarities between the royal sites of the different
provinces and Tara (which I'd also meant to mention in the previous post,
but forgot to), and mentioned the dyke as another example of a cross-tribal
"planning commission"(I wonder if *they got brown envelopes?). His
contention was that the fact that the surviving sections were all built at
about the same time ( 2nd-1st c. BCE, around the same time as the 40m
structure at Emain Macha-another reason why he brought it up in the
lecture), and using the same construction technique(aside from a section on
the Dorsey, a marshy section, which was just stockaded [dendro-dated to 95-4
BCE]), was evidence for a professional class which could cross tribal
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