The Externsteine are a distinctive sandstone rock formation in the Teutoburg Forest and as such an outstanding natural attraction of Germany. Secured are from the immediate vicinity of the rocks archaeological finds from the Palaeolithic (around 10,000 BC) and Mesolithic, especially flint tips and strikes, however, can only prove that the then people visited the stone group, for whatever reason , can not be found in the relics. However, there are no documented proofs of finds for human use in the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age.
In the immediate vicinity of the stones are still several sunken roads, including the hollow path Big harrow, which are often falsely referred to as remnants of "Roman paths". The origins of these relics of historical traffic relations are certainly not with the Romans. Whether they originated in prehistoric times or only in the Middle Ages, can not be decided at present.
August 29, 2017
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