Sorry Peter.But Asher 2000 years is but a mere blink in the history of Homo sapiens and its religeous beliefs.The religion of the Australian aboriginies is so many, many thousands of years older. If only we knew what beliefs other Homo species like H. neanderthalensis held. And why did you crop my image for a repost? Did you think viewers would miss the jist?
I remember I posted and example which predates the pyramids in that thread: https://openphotographyforums.com/forums/threads/a-comparatively-young-house.22323/It does appear that many hundreds of years before the Pharaoh’s folk in Egypt had ceremonies related to the dead.
For the isolated Stonehenge’s we find there are at times intermediate people’s who have traded with the isolated culture and might have knowledge.I remember I posted and example which predates the pyramids in that thread: https://openphotographyforums.com/forums/threads/a-comparatively-young-house.22323/
But we don't really know the rites from the neolithic, even when the neolithic is as recent as it is in Australia. We found artefacts with human bones within. That much is certain. We also know that there were many more dead people which we did not find. We don't know what happened to these, although it would probably be necessary to find out to understand what relation the neolithic people had with death. I mean: if they buried 10 people and let all the other rot away in pile, that is not the organised graveyard we like to entertain in our idea of the neolithic.
Likewise, we have no idea about the religions of the time. Even with the people still living in the neolithic today, this proves difficult. It is not because they use stone tools, that they are stupid. When the ethnologists come with presents and ask questions, these folks are quick to observe that "white man comes and gives valuables for stories, let us tell them really good ones".
Jarmo,I`m not in the mood for a big religious debate. Instead, I find this picture a great testimony of how everything, especially beliefs-related, is for sale. And as a picture I like it.