The Sweet Track. by jayfar ()
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Not sure about the origin of the name but this is the type of walk way built by Neolithic man to traverse the Avalon Marshes on the Somerset Levels.
For those who like to research on the web I am sure a lot of info can be found.
Image Comments (30)
durleybeachbum () 1:46PM | Tue, 30 December 2014
I watched a fascinating programme about this I the beeb. A most interesting photo.
aksirp () 2:23PM | Tue, 30 December 2014
oh wow, this is real interesting! such a find and well captured Jeff! love this kind of "trouvailles"
T.Rex () 3:52PM | Tue, 30 December 2014
Smart construction with simple means. And a good photo to show it, too. Thanks for the post! Have a safe Happy New Year! :-)
wysiwig () 5:56PM | Tue, 30 December 2014
Well Jeff, I did look it up (couldn't help myself). Fascinating construct. Our ancestors were much smarter than we give them credit for. The track was built in either 3807 or 3806 BC and is named for the man who found it, Ray Sweet. I don't know if what you captured is one of the reconstructions or part of the original but it is a great shot.
Faemike55 () 2:06AM | Wed, 31 December 2014
Very cool capture at first I thought it was a weapon but this is even better
helanker () 5:02AM | Wed, 31 December 2014
They look a bit dangerous to a running deer, doesnt it? Excellent shot though.
Adobe_One_Kenobi () 6:49AM | Wed, 31 December 2014
Great shot mate, I like this a lot. Such an age to a mere pathway, we have so much history here.
pat40 () 8:37AM | Wed, 31 December 2014
Wonderful pic Jeff Bern walked up town this Morn with me, he is doing well, Happy New year
photosynthesis () 10:30AM | Wed, 31 December 2014
Fascinating. Never heard of this, but just looked it up. Cool shot & thanks for sharing, Jeff...
Jean_C () 10:50AM | Wed, 31 December 2014
Superb and very interesting capture, it's really fascinating!
Star4mation () 1:14PM | Wed, 31 December 2014
Great shot Jeff. This type of walkway has been on Time Team several times. :)
Hendesse () 2:05PM | Wed, 31 December 2014
Neolithic, that's really old. An excellent shot and interesting info, Jeff.
dochtersions () 11:32AM | Thu, 01 January 2015
How very interesting to see this amusing and wonderful looking shot, Jeff. It looks like the tree has forbidden to the the reeds, to be able to grow in that place from him.
danapommet () 8:37PM | Thu, 01 January 2015
I like historical photos like this Jeff and your explanation of it's use! Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year for 2015
debbielove () 6:37AM | Sat, 03 January 2015
Walk on it or sink is probably the way it works lol Great to see, not seen one like it before.. Similar but this type.. Thanks Rob