My attempts to interpret megalithic monuments (see also post-megalithic monuments). Such monuments were often linked together on the landscape to form greater landforms (as I call them) such as those found near Carnac, Stonehenge, and Orkney.
Brittany in West France has a remarkable number of megalithic monuments but in the South an area of great concentration near the town of Carnac. Analysis of these contributed greatly to Sacred Number and the Lords of Time as demonstrating numerical counting of days within monuments which, combined with multiple square geometries, indicates an advanced megalithic science there in the fifth millennium BC. Day inch counting would have enabled the harmonic structure of synodic time to have been discovered just as the neolithic civilisations of the fourth millennium arose, especially in the ancient near east.
Stone monuments with no secular use continued to be built within the historical period and many of them appear to share the megalithic metrology and geometrical ideas then developed further into religious buildings. This section explores a few examples what came to be called sacred geometry based upon different cultural and sacred driving forces; including Greek, Arabic and Gothic religious spaces.
Landforms are past (or present) interpretations within a landscape which enable the land to represent meanings found within astronomical time or ideas about the ordering within any centre and its environs. There is evidence for the widespread use of landforms in prehistoric and ancient cultures.
This book is about a discovery, one that exposes an aspect of our prehistory that has since been lost to us. Almost nothing can be found of it within our history books, largely because our specialists in such matters have told us that it never happened, or that it could never have happened. Yet we will demonstrate that this activity not only happened, it once formed a crucially important technology within a culture we today still think of as being barbarians or even savages.
The discovery to be described here is directly connected with the construction, between around 3100 BC and 1800 BC of what has become adopted as Britain’s national temple, Stonehenge. Like that monument, this discovery raises our perception concerning the capabilities of our Neolithic ancestors. Unlike that monument, there is more evidence left on the ground to expand on those capabilities, the narrative offering an entry into a new dimension of what some might choose to call ‘Stone-Age technology’.
Here, it is preferred to call it megalithic science, and its study provides a breathtaking perspective on a technology the world has forgotten, or chosen to forget, revealed in the hills of coastal West Wales, also, and not coincidentally, the location of the Preseli bluestones.
The megalithic epoch5000-2500 BC expressed of a numeracy different to ours.
The geocentric astronomical periods were counted and found numerically meaningful using the tools of a pre-arithmetic numeracy [metrology + geometry]. From this much of our symbolism concerning "the gods" and our system of measures came to be based.
From the point of view of evidence, this astronomical work appears to have started in Carnac, Brittany, by 5000-4700 BC. It is largely monument based but some art has survived, the finest in Gavrinis, a south of Brittany chambered tomb. We note some of the many books on the megalith builders and people who wrote them or books on number sciences in general.
One major observation is of the continuity between the megalithic period (the terminal stone age) and later civilisations which can be traced through number sciences, then expressed through monuments, art/iconography and written records, especially myths written down from the oral traditions.
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