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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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- Fall '07