This show that culture and civilisation is a creation sth. new sth. what doesn`t have anything in common with nature.
And again...our ancestors had that too...they had their wood houses, their wood walls etc.
They even had already 1600 BC such a metallurgy and knowledge of astronomy that not even the Egypts had at that time (Sky disc)...
Stop reading up the Romans so much but start learning more about your own people...barbarians or not! ;)
The culture and civilisations stands oppose to the nature. When society appears, the first what people make is border beetwen them and nature.
Well...now it seems the higher developed a society becomes the more they care for their environment...retracting the walls between them and nature...giving back...guarding nature...;)
PRO-nature is the direction it goes!
And because our ancestors pagan beliefs doesn't need stone monuments to worship doesn't mean it was somehow "less"...
All a matter of view point it seems.