What Lies Beyond

Ancient History

The Story of the Three Little Pigs

How the story of the three little pigs relates to the development of Britain Image by ArtTower from Pixabay¬†   I was watching a show tonight that sparked something in me that I didn't expect. I'm a huge fan of ancient history, especially Ancient Britons. One of my favorite documentary series is a show called Mystic Britain. I love that they try to go back as far in time as possible. So how does any of this relate to the story of the three little pigs? Allow me to explain my "epiphany". We all know the story of the three little pigs. They try to avoid the big bad wolf by building houses to keep them safe. There's a house of straw, a house of sticks, and a house of bricks. The last is the only one that isn't susceptible to the wolf's terror. Now, up to the point of watching a particular episode of Mystic Britain, I would have never put these 2 concepts together. But hear me out. The episode I watched was called Ice Age Shaman and it discussed an area known as Star Carr. This site has produced finds that go back some 11,000 years.¬† One of the things found at Star Carr is signs of holding one of the oldest "houses" in all of Britain. Archaeologists deduced from stains and potholes found in the ground that the "house" was most likely a small, round hut. The show's host and 2 archaeo-architects created what they thought the house would look like, using only materials that would have been available to humans that far back in time. They created a small house made of straw. They estimate the time of the house, and the archaeology around it, to be around 11,000 years old. That would put…
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