Unformatted text preview: Kermario Tombs, Carnac, France • Shelter for the dead • Technology used was extreme temperature (freeze it and split the rock) • Made for those that need no shelter • What is the purpose of a tomb? Life after death? Monument? Stone hedge with ditch in ground Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, England, 2750-1500 B.C. • Tribute to the heavens, to what is above. Different cultures, different understandings of purposes in the world. Stones create a sort of directionality, the ceremonial feel of a gathering, without them, it is simply moving from one space to another, rather than moving toward a space from one, a journey in one sense. Distance is a perceptual thing, not measured in exact terms....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ARCH 3114 taught by Professor Ameri during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.
- Fall '07