You two have a dogged genius for mistaking the wood for the trees
Transporting logs by water, even sea, has been popular for a long time. Much easier than carrying them across land.
I don't doubt it since it is true and happens everywhere (and presumably at all stages of history). I merely doubted that floating them across a stretch of North Atlantic was likely. I note your pic is decidedly 'inland'. Do you have anything that might be a bit more rough trade?
If you don't accept that there was a landmass we call Doggerland today I would say you are going against the increasing body of evidence.
I did not and would not doubt the existence of Doggerland. The body of evidence you cite usually indicates a period around 10,000 BC, whereas Orkney is around 3000 BC.
The title of this topic should give you a clue. Sea routes around mountains covered in ice and snow, etc.
Well, I have written and lectured extensively on the importance of such nodal points, and indeed started this whole website to discuss such things, so this seems unduly harsh. As far as I know, nothing comparable to Orkney has shown up on any of them.
Oh dear, there is a proper term for this kind of logical fallacy, which escapes me at the moment. Something like "denial by jumping to extremes with ignorance". In my local pub I think it's just called "being a bit of a prat".
I was ignorant about your Corsican example. Is that a logical fallacy? Does that make me a pratt? You have such demanding standards, Borrie. Given which, why such vast rafts (or any size rafts) would be taken either to or from Orkney is something you might care to comment on.
To help break some people's deeply embedded habits of seeing London as the centre of the known universe, with all the quaint shires and shire folk being distant and unimportant, here's a different view of the British Isles, c. 8,000 years ago.
Yes, but we are dealing with 3000 BC. Though I acknowledge we are a little ahead in time here in London. Is that what you had in mind?
When people sailing north from Iberia (on the left) would have more easily have reached Ireland than England, and travelling north by sea was easier than trying to move east across land.
Yes, as I have extensively written etc etc