Interpretations

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.

Subcategories

see also Stone Circles, where some British circle geometries (proposed by Alexander Thom) are interpreted.

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.