Context influences our perception of artifacts

by DRM

From 1901 to 1964, the majority of the stone circle was restored in a series of makeovers which have left it, in the words of one archaeologist, as ‘a product of the 20th century heritage industry’.

Another lesson in context and intervention: the monument at Stonehenge is more replica than artifact.

You can get the whole story here on a great UFO & aliens site.

Right…that’s a whole ‘nother story. It sure isn’t science. But it’s a useful demonstration for how the context of an image shifts our perception.