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Solving Stonehenge


A new book on the geometry of Stonehenge and the author seems to have simplified the setting out of the stones, Aubrey Holes etc using techniques available at the time.
Experimental archaeology was used at a site in Oxfordshire to check out the feasibility of the theories.
It seems to be a well researched and sober account.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/court_and_social/article4003818.ece

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/stonehenge-builders-had-geometry-skills-to-rival-pythagoras-834313.html

Jim.

P.S. I have to declare an interest. A picture I took at the Winter Solstice appears on the front cover and on page 258.

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/42545/images/stonehenge.html
jimit Posted by jimit
26th May 2008ce
Edited 26th May 2008ce

Comments (2)

Richly deserved Jimit, it's a cracker of a photo. When does the first royalty cheque arrive??? UncleRob Posted by UncleRob
26th May 2008ce
Two have already arrived as it is to be reproduced in the Minerva magazine as well.
Jim.
jimit Posted by jimit
26th May 2008ce
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