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Old Wells

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Someone had mentioned that they were looking for wells from the 12th to the 15th century. Now the Incas might have made some wells, I guess; but I doubt that Native Americans made wells -- they used the pure water from creeks and rivers. Thus, allowing only wells from the 12th to the 15th century excludes North America.

 

And why the 12th century? Why have a starting limit at all? I can see an ending limit to make the category more interesting, though personally I'd think that the 19th century would be good enough.

No, this is a complete misunderstanding. I have mentioned that the wells in my home area are usually from this period, so sometimes there is nothing left except a marker, like the one lumbricus posted. And these markers qualify for the category too, even with no visible remains. But no one has ever said that we are looking for only those. Age does not matter; it can be brand new, but it must be (or have been) a draw well: hand-operated with buckets. No pump wells. That's the only exclusion.

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Village Renewal Nussdorf, Historic Well, Recovered in the Year 2000; 28 meters deep.

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Someone had mentioned that they were looking for wells from the 12th to the 15th century. Now the Incas might have made some wells, I guess; but I doubt that Native Americans made wells -- they used the pure water from creeks and rivers. Thus, allowing only wells from the 12th to the 15th century excludes North America.

 

And why the 12th century? Why have a starting limit at all? I can see an ending limit to make the category more interesting, though personally I'd think that the 19th century would be good enough.

No, this is a complete misunderstanding. I have mentioned that the wells in my home area are usually from this period, so sometimes there is nothing left except a marker, like the one lumbricus posted. And these markers qualify for the category too, even with no visible remains. But no one has ever said that we are looking for only those. Age does not matter; it can be brand new, but it must be (or have been) a draw well: hand-operated with buckets. No pump wells. That's the only exclusion.

Thanks for those clear words! As the leader of the category I couldn't spoke better.

 

There is NO exclusion because of the age of the wells in our category!

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