8. The term used in the chronicle is ‘palinge’. This refers to palen (posts). The villagers were supposed to walk along a route marked out by posts. In the Middle Ages and later, posts were often used to mark boundaries. Other markers, such as a hole in the ground, a tree or a large boulder, could also be used. The same terminology was often used when referring to the latter. In 1826 mounds of sand (barrows?) at the boundary between Veldhoven and Riethoven were referred to as aardpalen (‘earthen posts’) (Van Asseldonk 2002, 43-44).