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  • The Megalithic Numberspace
    above: counting 37 lunar months six times to reach 222, one month short of 223: the strong SarosThe dominant eclipse period of 223 lunar months after which a near identical lunar or solar eclipse will occur. eclipse period. There is an interesting relationship between the multiple interpretations of a number as … Continue reading “”
  • The Knowing of Time by the Megalithic
    The human viewpoint is from the day being lived through and, as weeks and months pass, the larger phenomenon of the year moves the sun in the sky causing seasons. Time to us is stored as a calendar or year diary, and the human present moment conceives of a whole week, … Continue reading “The Knowing of Time by the Megalithic”
  • Organizing Ideas about Prehistory
    For any activity to have a purpose there needs to be an organizing idea behind it and, in interpreting megalithic sites, many (often-competing) organizing ideas have been at work. Archaeology has adopted different modus operandi over time, sometimes defining a new movement for the profession such as processual (New) and then … Continue reading “Organizing Ideas about Prehistory”
  • Counting Perimeters
    above: a slide from my lecture at Megalithomania in 2015 We know that some paleolithic marks counted in days the moon’s illuminations, which over two cycles equal 59 day-marks. This paved the way for the megalithic monuments that studied the stars by pointing to the sky on the horizon; at the … Continue reading “Counting Perimeters”
  • The Best Eclipse Cycle
    The anniversary of the Octon (4 eclipse years in 47 lunar months) did not provide similar eclipses and so, by counting more than four, the other motions of the Moon could also form part of that anniversary. This is especially true of the anomalistic month, which changes the changes the apparent … Continue reading “The Best Eclipse Cycle”
  • Vectors in Prehistory 2
    In early education of applied mathematics, there was a simple introduction to vector addition: It was observed that a distance and direction travelled followed by another (different) distance and direction, shown as a diagram as if on a map, as directly connected, revealed a different distance “as the crow would fly” … Continue reading “Vectors in Prehistory 2”
  • Vectors in Prehistory 1
    In previous posts, it has been shown how a linear count of time can form a square and circle of equal perimeter to a count. In this way three views of a time count, relative to a solar yearFrom Earth: the time in which the sun moves once around the Zodiac, … Continue reading “Vectors in Prehistory 1”
  • How Geometries transformed Time Counts into Circles
    Above: example of the geometry that can generate one or more circles, equal to a linear time count, in the counting units explained below. It is clear, one so-called “sacred” geometry was in fact a completely pragmatic method in which the fourfold nature of astronomical day and month counts allowed the … Continue reading “How Geometries transformed Time Counts into Circles”
  • The Octon of 4 Eclipse Years
    Having seen, in the last post, that three eclipse years fitted into the three-year count at Le Manio, another eclipse fact has come to light, recorded within the nearby site of Crucuno, between its dolmenA chamber made of vertical megaliths upon which a roof or ceiling slab was balanced. and rectangle. … Continue reading “The Octon of 4 Eclipse Years”

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