(5000-2000 BC)

Quantifying astronomical time and geophysical space,

using alignment, counting and geometry.

- Sacred Number and the Origins of CivilizationPublished by Inner Traditions Back Cover ANCIENT MYSTERIES / NEW SCIENCE “Richard Heath sweeps away the mechanistic and relativistic paradigm to reveal an earth-centered, celestial system founded upon the beauty of musical harmony and geometric symmetry.”–Robert Lawlor, author of Sacred Geometry and Voices of the First Day “Richard Heath effectively rewrites the book on the mysterious but accomplished … Continue reading “Sacred Number and the Origins of Civilization”
- Use of foot ratios in Megalithic AstronomyThe ratios of ancient metrology emerged from the Megalithic innovations of count&compare: counting time as length and comparing lengths as the longest sides of right triangles. To compare two lengths in this way, one can take a longer rope length and lay it out (say East-West), starting at the beginning of the shorter rope length, … Continue reading “Use of foot ratios in Megalithic Astronomy”
- Models of Time within Henges and CirclesPresenting important information clearly often requires the context be shown, within a greater whole. Map makers often provide an inset, showing a larger map at a smaller scaling (as below, of South America) within a detailed map (of Southern Mexico). Megalithic astronomy generated maps of time periods, using lines, triangles, diameters and perimeters, in which … Continue reading “Models of Time within Henges and Circles”
- Megalithic Measurement of Jupiter’s Synodic PeriodThough megalithic astronomers could look at the sky, their measurement methods were only accurate using horizon events. Horizon observations of solstice sunrise/set each year, lunar extreme moonrises or settings (over 18.6 years) allowed them to establish the geometrical ratios between these and other time periods, including the eclipse cycles. In contrast, the synod of Jupiter … Continue reading “Megalithic Measurement of Jupiter’s Synodic Period”
- Story of Three Similar Trianglesfirst published on 24 May 2012 Interpreting Lochmariaquer in 2012, an early discovery was of a near-Pythagorean triangle with sides 18, 19 and 6. This year I found that triangle as between the start of the Erdevan Alignments near Carnac. But how did this work on cosmic N:N+1 triangles get started? Robin Heath’s earliest work, A … Continue reading “Story of Three Similar Triangles”
- Erdeven Alignment’s counting of Metonic and Saros PeriodsThe word Alignment is used in France to describe its stone rows. Their interpretation has been various, from being an army turned to stone (a local myth) to their use, like graph paper, for extrapolation of values (Thom). That stone rows were alignments to horizon events gives a partial but useful explanation, since menhirs (or … Continue reading “Erdeven Alignment’s counting of Metonic and Saros Periods”
- Counting lunar eclipses using the Phaistos DiskThis paper* concerns itself with a unique fired-clay disk, found by Luigi Pernier in 1908 within the Minoan “palace” of Phaistos (aka Faistos), on the Greek island of Crete. Called the Phaistos Disk, its purpose or meaning has been interpreted many times, largely seen as either (a) a double-sided text in the repeated form of … Continue reading “Counting lunar eclipses using the Phaistos Disk”