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Einar Palsson  saw the myths of foundation for Iceland's settlement (in 930) had Pythagorean roots. This manifested as a geometric connection between places on the landscape, especially on the south western region near Reykjavik, its only city. Coherence was established through organising space according to centres (things), circles and their diameters, the circles punctuated with places and alignments to other places, horizon events or cardinal directions.
Figure 1 The Cosmos of Rangarhverfi
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The Geocentric Model of the cosmos with the earth at its centre, by Portuguese cosmographer and cartographer Bartolomeu Velho, 1568 (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris) [Wikipedia]. This mapping of planetary and other layers of time resembles the form of Neolithic henges (see figure 1 below).
Finding the right picture of important information requires ingenuity. Map makers, for example, use the technique of providing an inset showing a larger map at a smaller scaling (say of North America) and then a detailed map (of say the Gulf of Mexico) at the greater scale, so as to show cities and other features whilst still seeing the greater whole. Megalithic astronomy similarly generated maps, but of time periods, which were drawn geometrically, using lines and circles where units of measure represented every day which (for example) was an day to an inch or a day to a foot. In this and later articles we show how the megalithic built circular structures, henges and stone circles, to express major time periods. They had measured these periods using (a) alignments on the horizon pointing to sun and moon events and (b) counting time between events in metrological units of time.
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I went to Thornborough some years back and was pleased to be shown English Heritage Research Report 174: Cult, Religion, and Pilgrimage: Archaeological investigations at the Neolithic and Bronze Age Monument Complex of Thornborough, North Yorkshire, ed: Jan Harding, (Council for British Archaeology: York) 2013, ISBN 978-1-902771-97-7.
The three henges are of similar size and design, a design most clear in what remains of the central henge.
As usual with three slightly off-line objects, the parallel to Orion's belt has been made, and eventually this has become an acceptible interpretation (in this case) by the authors. One can see from the title of report 174, Cult, Religion, and Pilgrimage, religio-anthropological parallels are preferred by archaeology as a social explanation for the unique geography of riverine Yorkshire, east of the Pennines. However, astronomical alignments and the metrology within sites are dutifully ignored as a source of meaning relevent though to the widespread practice of horizon astronomy and counting using lengths of identical length (such as inches or digits).
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- Bones from Bluestone area in Stonehenge Cremations
- Ernest G. McClain 1918 – 2014
- Harmonic Numbers of the Earth: Circumferences
- Stone Age Enlightenment & Sacred Numbers in Megalithic Monuments
- Double Resonances within Three Lunar Years
- Harmonic Astronomy within Seascale Flattened Circle
- The Myth of Invariance
- Harmonic Metrology: the Moon and Outer Planets
- Enigmatic Earthworks of the Cursus Culture
- Inscribed across the Landscape (2006)
- Harmonic Numbers of the Earth: Circumferences (180)
- Double Resonances within Three Lunar Years (454)
- Harmonic Metrology: the Moon and Outer Planets (657)
- The Samian Foot (of Samos), Saturn and the Moon (1112)
- Clava Cairns and the Jupiter Synod (440)
- What McClain wrote about Agni as Tritone (1713)
- Danielou's India and the Tritone (1510)
- Distribution of Prime Numbers in the Tone Circle (1593)
- Spiritual Culture by Marius Schneider (1346)
- Feeding the 5000 as Harmonic Allegory (1450)
- Use of rectilinear geometry to define Just intonation (1908)
- Marduk's 13 Winds defeat Tiamat (1984)
- Musical Tones of the Outer Planets (1544)
- Gurdjieff's Diagram of Everything Living (4459)
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