Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Van artefacts 4: someone had had a fire here recently; whoever it was must have found and placed this stone here for a seat in front of it. Given it was still hot through the night at the time I was there (so it wouldn't have been burned for heat), I guess one of the cowherds cooked food here. It isn't high enough to provide a viewing point, so I presume they chose this mound because erosion has left it as bare earth, so there was no risk of the fire spreading; the mound was probably formed by soil accumulating around building rubble.

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