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To describe any living group as primitive or Stone Age inevitably implies that they are living representatives of some earlier stage of human development that the majority of humankind has left behind. For some, this could be a positive description, implying, for example, that such groups live in greater harmony with nature … For others … primitive is a negative characterisation. For them, primitive denotes irrational use of resources and absence of the intellectual and moral standards of civilised human societies ... From the standpoint of anthropological knowledge, both these views are equally one-sided and simplistic. Association of Social Anthropologists, ASA News August 2007
One dig in Dorset unearthed remains so well preserved that we were able to reveal the lives of an entire Stone Age family. Julian Richards, Stories from the Dark Earth II: Meet the Ancestors Revisited: Families of the Stone Age, BBC 2013
The Dorset Cursus today – old earthworks barely visible after five thousand years of erosion. ibid.
Orkney is home to a dazzling array of Stone Age monuments. ibid.
There are the remains of stone-age life dotted all over Britain and Ireland. But nowhere as abundantly as Orkney. Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Beginnings, BBC 2000
Eden: The original Biblical paradise … A prehistoric structure uncovered in Turkey has rocked the foundations of stone-age anthropology. Could the Bible’s oldest story actually be rooted in reality? Ancient Mysteries s2e8: The Garden of Eden, Channel 5 2017
Rocks protruding from the ground on a mound called Gobekli Tepe. ibid.
A 22-acre site composed entirely of circles built in stone. ibid.