SOLVING STONEHENGE: The New Key to an Ancient Enigma
more and new graphics……..
above: the stones as they survive today.
above: detail from John Wood’s 1740 plan
above: laser point cloud data model of the stones
above: how the lintels were jointed and set
above: details of two of the dressed bluestones
above: a Victorian era coachman stands beside the dagger and axe carvings on stone 53. These were not formally recognised until 1953, 100 years after the first photographs of Stonehenge had been taken
above:endpapers: Stonehenge Photo by ©Richard Dixon
above: digital terrain model of the site. If you are a Stonehenge fan, then you are probably tired of the old and derivative graphics; visit www.solvingstonehenge.com
above: perfect alien landing site prepared in 2 hours. No tapes, no measurements used….no problem, note the correspondence with the stone positions – remarkable. Like the major sarsens at Stonehenge it’s accurate to around 5cm, how was it done? Well, with simple geometry, pegs and ropes – just as it was 4,500 years ago. But seriously what we have above is an exact representation of the stone positions (i.e. the centre faces of each stone), and at true scale. Why the ‘centre faces’ of each stone? it’s all explained in the book.
‘Solving Sonehenge’ explains how computer ‘reverse-engineering’ was used to re-discover the prehistoric survey methods, which were then replicated on the ground.
This beautiful car is now in a museum: http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im2011BCCS-MorganDRY.jpg
© A.E.Johnson 2008