Neolithic Spider Stones Discovered In Denmark

On February 2018, archaeologists have discovered strange stones engraved with what appear to be spiderwebs in Denmark on the island of Bornholm that have raised questions about sun-worshipers who lived around 5,000 years ago. The new finds "spider stones," and a piece of copper from a time when the metal could not be made by the island's Stone Age inhabitants, say the researchers.

The round, hand-sized sun stones are made from a type of local stone that was polished and then deliberately marked, using a second piece of stone, with patterns of radiating lines thought to symbolize the sun. 

But the discovery isn't the first to be made on the island, which is located in the Baltic Sea. Two years ago researchers discovered fragments of rocks known as 'field stones' or 'map stones' on the island. Some speculate that these stones could be the earliest known maps.

Director of Bornholm Museum Finn Ole Nielsen said that he found a historical reference to spider webs that could be of significance at a church in France. A web is painted on the ceiling of the Medieval structure, and researchers think it might represent the transition from life to death.The hypothesis is that spiderweb stones may, in fact, just be another way to represent the sun. So Nielsen looked to the symbolic use of spiderweb-like designs across Europe, and found one depicted on the ceiling of medieval church in France. In that case it probably represented heaven or the space between life and death. He suspects the Neolithic stones held some kind of similar purpose, but there’s no way to know.


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