93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

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93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by Minimalist » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:01 pm

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Re: 93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by Sam Salmon » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:52 pm

For a clue look @ who those people were-pastoralists - those who's lives revolve around herding animals.

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Re: 93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by Minimalist » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:35 am

Yes, but that would be one big corral, Sam.

Maybe it was an early WPA project?
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Re: 93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by Sam Salmon » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:36 pm

Minimalist wrote:Yes, but that would be one big corral...
Not a corral but a fence to stop semi domesticated herds from wandering in the 'wrong' direction.

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Re: 93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by Minimalist » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:15 pm

Could be but it seems like that should be the herder's job. That just seems like a tremendous undertaking to keep sheep from shitting on the wrong side of a border.
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Re: 93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by Springhead » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:48 am

From a layman's perch I would question the effectiveness of a three foot tall barrier keeping in almost any domestic animal. I would look toward a long standing boundary that was important but would allow animals to cross it as needed. Maybe some type of spiritual designation?

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Re: 93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by circumspice » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:59 pm

More likely either a territorial designation or maybe something to cause a herd of animals to change their direction of travel while fleeing humans who hunt them... Sort of a crude, one sided chute to direct animals toward hidden hunters???
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Re: 93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by Minimalist » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:02 pm

Lots of clans/tribes put up markers...almost totems, if you would to denote their territory. Building a continuous wall seems like a lot of work.
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Re: 93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by Sam Salmon » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:19 pm

Springhead wrote:From a layman's perch I would question the effectiveness of a three foot tall barrier keeping in almost any domestic animal.
Sheep in particular were a lot smaller back then.

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Re: 93 Miles long and 3 feet high?

Post by Minimalist » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:58 pm

There's probably a great joke there, Sam, but I'm going to let it slide.
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