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  • 2018. júl. 12.

  • How were our Stone Age ancestors capable of building gigantic structures like burial mounds and stone rings? An insight into the history of humankind. Watch Part 1 here: Around 12,000 years ago, humans underwent a transition from the mobile lifestyle of hunter-gatherers to the settled life of farmers. That epoch, the Stone Age, produced monumental building works. How did our ancestors live and build back then? Part 2 of this two-part documentary takes us to unique archaeological sites in Scotland, Brittany, Austria, Malta, Turkey and Jordan. The gigantic stone circles, temples and tombs from the Stone Age beg the question not only as to why this effort was made, but also of how, given the technical possibilities of the time, our ancestors were capable of building structures like the Barnenez burial mound or the stone ring of Orkney. How many people did they need to transport a 20-ton stone? A team led by experimental archaeologist Wolfgang Lobisser carries out a test with a wooden sledge and a two-ton stone block. The Neolithic seems to have been a fairly peaceful era; at least, no artifacts indicating military conflicts have been found so far. Raids and attacks that wiped out entire villages have only been confirmed for the later Bronze Age. But the foundations of many disputes were laid back then. In addition to cult objects, the Neolithic also saw the development of the first trading systems. "The people of the Neolithic were the first to become really dependent on material goods," says Marion Benz from the University of Freiburg, pointing to wafer-thin sandstone rings that researchers have found in large numbers in the Neolithic village of Ba'ja in Jordan. We need to know about prehistory in order to understand the present. Population explosion, consumerism and megacities are ultimately the heritage of the Neolithic period, when sedentary societies first appeared. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary: For more documentaries visit: Instagram Facebook: DW netiquette policy:


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  • Carol Delaney
    Carol Delaney 3 hónapja

    It’s strange we claim to know so much about past civilisations.but we don’t seem to have a clue about the present.

  • Rick Miller
    Rick Miller 1 éve (szerkesztve)

    Well it started out simple, then suddenly everyone wanted their own 13 ton standing rock too,and it got a little messy.

  • Ric Hochulski
    Ric Hochulski 6 hónapja

    this is a really good vid and well done, you know there's a but, and the but is just give us the facts on what was found not try to explain the how and why unless you find writing that explains the how and why, you say they used red because it was like blood therefore there must be animal sacrifice, did you find animal bones or a place where this was done, if not that is pure speculation on your part to try to explain why something was found, not helpful, it's hard to do that because your going to use your own beliefs to say what happened in a civilization thousand's of years old, and you do not know how these people perceived things or what moral compass they had when making decisions, and you know what they say about assumptions

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  • Craig Sears
    Craig Sears 2 éve

    Great locations, fantastic filmography, some good science, and then ya gotta throw in some assumptions in there that don't make any sense.

  • Donald Martin
    Donald Martin 4 hónapja

    200 years from now they will have a documentary on the plastic age. :(

  • Da Os
    Da Os 10 hónapja

    nice documentary. now i'm off to amuse myself in the comments section.

  • orange70383
    orange70383 7 hónapja

    This quickly goes off the rails and straight into bull-plop.

  • alexys q
    alexys q 1 éve

    ~Fantastisch, und sehr gut gemacht; vielen dank! 3 3 3

  • Neil Putland
    Neil Putland 1 napja

    I thought that maybe, people lived with there dead.( ref 30 minutes in)

  • NorthernHistory
    NorthernHistory 7 hónapja

    So many flaws in all the conclusions in this documentary.

  • Savior Flair
    Savior Flair 2 napja

    Just when you get to know all of YT's clomtrols, they add new ones, modify or lose others. Just enough to aggravate the heck out of you !! But the new "PIP" feature is cool.

  • Chip Parker
    Chip Parker 9 hónapja

    I have yet to see a reasonable explanation as to how they moved those huge stones. The professionals offer some simplistic explanation that is not credible. They refuse to admit that they just don't know.

  • Wiley CKoyote
    Wiley CKoyote 1 éve

    And sometimes art is just art and does not need a scientific explanation...

  • Neil Putland
    Neil Putland 1 napja

    To presume the colour red represents blood is going to far. I don't Know what the current fashions are but I suspect they are magnolia because its cheap, and available.

  • Wendy S
    Wendy S 2 hete

    "It leans slightly to one side..." and when you look, it's almost parallel to the ground LOL

  • Alfred Kowsky
    Alfred Kowsky 2 éve

    Part 2 is just as impressive as Part 1. I hope they do a documentary on the Bronze Age.

  • No Time
    No Time 3 hete

    Oh how we mature in life. I can just speak for myself but I enjoy documentaries now. Science and space fascinates me. Even food I hated as a kid now either taste great or I don't mind anymore. Thank you for a beautiful, interesting video. Since I'll never have a chance at seeing the world, I enjoy these videos and see just how beautiful the world is.

  • Paul
    Paul 1 éve

    😂 Those Anatolian kids jumping off the rooftops.... must have had strong bones 🦴