The big tree again.
The burns are from fires being lit next to the tree. As part of a coming of age ritual children would be dropped off in the forest and told to find their way home. If you succeeded you were respected, if the rescue party needed to find you it was considered very shameful. Camping with your back to the tree afforded safety from wildlife and a good place to cook your meat.
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