Prehistoric defensive settlements were more common than expected

Prehistoric defensive settlements in today’s Poland were more common than archaeologists believed. Until recently, approx. 20 of them were known from the Neolithic and early Bronze Age. The latest research conducted in Małopolska showed that there were nearly twice as many. Continue reading “Prehistoric defensive settlements were more common than expected”

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Radiocarbon dates show the origins of megalith graves and how they spread across Europe

How did European megalith graves arise and spread? Using radiocarbon dates from a large quantity of material, an archaeologist at the University of Gothenburg has been able to show that people in the younger Stone Age were far more mobile than previously thought, had quite advanced seafaring skills, and that there were exchanges between different parts of Europe. Continue reading “Radiocarbon dates show the origins of megalith graves and how they spread across Europe”

Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula

‘Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era), coming from Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula started a ceremonial activity related to the sacrifice and burial of dogs. The high amount of cases that are recorded in Catalonia suggests it was a general practice and it proves the tight relationship between humans and these animals, which, apart from being buried next to them, were fed a similar diet to humans’. Continue reading “Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula”

Justice Does Not Belong to the Christian Way of Life

by Father Alexis

I am most grateful for the comments generated by my previous post. I have been musing about why not judging others seems to be a stumbling block. Perhaps, it is because we consider the spiritual life in the absolutist, rational categories of right and wrong or guilt and innocence, rather than in terms of healthy, living communion with God and diseased, deadening alienation from Him or radiant, grace-attracting humility and darkened, grace-repelling pride. Continue reading “Justice Does Not Belong to the Christian Way of Life”

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