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The Technology of the Megalithic Builders
What are Megaliths?
Here is a typical Megalithic Structure.
Here is one with a 400 ton Capstone.
What technology did these people have?
Letís look at some of the Structures.
Stonehenge (henge only)
Bryn Celli Ddu Anglesey
Maes Howe Outside
Maes Howe Inside
They had Factories Mass producing Stone Axes
Sites of Stone Factories
A Grooved Ware Pot
Grooved Ware & Symbols
Symbols from Newgrange, Ireland and Skara Brae, Orkney
Grooved Ware Astronomers
Winter Solstice SunsetMaes Howe
Winter Solstice SunriseNewgrange
Use of Lightbox Slits
The Light Slit and Pillar at Bryn Celli Ddu
The Sunís declination displayed by Bryn Celli Ddu
The Buried Symbol Stone
A Meaning for the Symbols?
But these People also had a National System of Measurement.
Thomís Megalithic Yard
The Accuracy of the M Yard.
Thomís comment on these people.
How did they produce the M Yard?
Making a Megalithic Yard
This lecture entitled "The Megalith Builders" was given on Friday 1st September 2000 at the Orkney Arts Theatre as part of the Orkney Science Festival.
How did they do it? - Dr Robert Lomas and Prof. Archie Roy discussed the technology, mathematics and engineering skills of the Grooved Ware people, the people who built the Megalithic structures of Britain.
The evening was sponsored by Random House and Orcades Viking Ltd.
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