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“High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants,” the stone slab reads. “Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point.” Jay Alabaster of the AP reports that hundreds of stone markers dot the coastlines of Japan. The oldest of these markers appears to be near 600 years old. They carry warnings of tsunamis past and instruct readers to get to high ground after earthquakes. Some are even placed at high-water marks to indicate the extent of particular tsunami events.When again facing the consequences of our short sightedness it is interesting to see how people in the past were encoding important learnings into structures and artifacts - a kind of external and eternal memories which was to supposed to work as reminders or rules of thumb for how to lead our lives in the future without suffering the same consequences as people did in the past.
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P A Martin Börjesson
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