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41. Puzzles of Prehistory [The Velikovskian $]
... megalithic complex. On every continent except Australia, large stone structures were erected by obscure means for equally obscure purposes. These structures range in type from the rude cromlech of Stonehenge in England to the sharply delineated pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. Beyond a general impression that megaliths have both astronomical and religious significance, there is little agreement about them. The effort that went into erecting them, however, was clearly immense. They were probably intended both to help anticipate celestial disturbances and to outlast those disturbances. Another tantalizing protohistoric phenomenon is ... large numbers of people had died in all these ways. Performed on a small scale, with community concurrence, such killings were presumably apotropaic --calculated, as appeasement offerings, to ward off far worse misfortunes. An equally mysterious development from this same agricultural period is the megalithic complex. On every continent except Australia, large stone structures were erected by obscure means for equally obscure purposes. These structures range in type from the rude cromlech of Stonehenge in England to the sharply delineated pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. Beyond a general impression that ...
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42. The Saturn Problem [SIS C&C Review $]
... 1999. 29. W. Ryan, W.C. Pitman& W. Haxby, Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event That Changed History, New York, Simon& Schuster, 1999. 30. For references see P.J. James, 'Myths, Megaliths and the End of the Third Millennium BC', in SISR V:3 (1980/81), p. 85. 31. M.M. Mandelkehr, 'An Integrated Model for an Earthwide Event at 2300 BC. Part 1: the Archaeological Evidence' ... impressive, atmospheric phenomena. While there are many possible formations, the most simple kind is a well-defined, circular halo of light surrounding the sun [1. About twenty years ago I was fortunate enough to see a more complex halo, fittingly enough while visiting the megalithic site at Carnac in Brittany. On top of a circular halo was a semi-circle of light, forming something like the astrological symbol for Taurus. At the time I said half-jokingly to my companion that we might see a lunar halo that evening. Amazingly enough, ...
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43. Pyramid Builders and Hyksos [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... large quantities of stone for easy quarrying. Almost all known peoples seem to have seized the opportunity to quarry large lumps of stone and use them for monumental building purposes. It seems reasonable to suppose that the pyramids will have a similar origin to most of the other megaliths and will derive from the same period. (iv) Dwardu Cardona has pointed out that the alignment of the pyramids is potentially anomalous [8. The sides of the pyramids are aligned to the principal points of the compass with remarkable precision and it is difficult ... Bob Porter points out that Thutmose IV also hunted here and referred to the 'sacred road of the gods to the necropolis west of On' (Breasted Ancient Records, Vol. 2, f 814). (iii) It is widely accepted that there was a megalithic building era which is recognisable almost all over the world. My basic suggestion is that the 880-730 BC era (or thereabout, as identified in my analysis of the Ninsianna tablets [7) saw a series of earthquakes and landslides which released large quantities of stone ...
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44. Megalithic Astronomy [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 2 (Spring 1976) Home¦ Issue Contents Neolithic Stone Circles- their Purpose and Interpretation Megalithic Astronomy Euan MacKie Valuable evidence which must be considered in relation to theories of recent catastrophism is provided by the prehistoric standing stone observatories in the British Isles and Brittany. Enough work has been done on these Late Neolithic sites to make it clear that a large number of them were positioned and designed in order to mark accurately the rising and setting positions of celestial bodies and they thus provide a record of the state of parts of the Solar System about 4000 years ago. The disadvantage of this kind of evidence is that, since it depends on the work of non-literate societies, we cannot know directly which celestial bodies were being observed: the sites are not labelled in any way that we can decipher except by making assumptions about the state of the Solar System at that time. The principles on which the megalithic observatories have been identified- and on which they are claimed to work- are relatively simple. They depend on the ...
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... Bibby wishes to quibble about the claim that he compared the Kintraw deposit with other hill slope deposits, it should be pointed out- as I did in my original article- that comparison of the Kintraw deposit with those from Broadlaw is not consistent with normal petrofabric comparisons, for both Broadlaw and Kintraw represent totally dissimilar geological environments. Had Bibby and MacKie wished to compare the Kintraw fabric with similar types, they should have excavated other stone horizons in the Kintraw area especially since this region abounds in ledges similar to the one overlooking the megalithic site. I make no apologies for using the Cary outwash pebble contour in my original article. It is true that the Cary outwash was formed under different geological conditions from the stone layer at Kintraw, but so were the solifluction deposits at Broadlaw and the man-arranged fabric at Sheephill Fort. It is therefore agreed that comparison between any of these sites in the context of petrofabric evaluation is meaningless. But then I only used the Cary contour precisely in order to illustrate the errors in Bibby's criteria for determining whether a given fabric could ...
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46. Megalithic Recycling [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 40: Jul-Aug 1985 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Megalithic Recycling During restoration work on a capstone at the tomb of Gavrinis, located on an island just off the Brittany coast, C .-T. Le Roux discovered carvings that had long been concealed. The carvings and the rock itself fit perfectly with the capstone of the Table des Marchands, another famous megalithic monument some 4 kilometers away. Stimulated by this discovery, a third capstone on another monument nearby was found to fit like a jigsaw puzzle piece. The combined result is a huge stela 14 meters high, 3.7 meters wide, and 0.8 meter thick. The total stela would weight about 100 tons. It is decorated on one side with animals (bovids) and other devices. Apparently, this stela once stood near the even larger stela called Grand Menhir Brise or 'er-Grah.' The Grand Menhir Brise is also broken into pieces. Evidently, the period of megalithic tomb building, which probably began about 5, ...
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... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 25: Jan-Feb 1983 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Manifestations of earth energy at megalithic sites? Stories have long circulated that strange phenomena cluster about megalithic sites, such as Stonehenge. Those who claim psychic powers state that earth energies (whatever they are) seem to focus at these ancient constructions. The story goes that the builders of the stone circles could also detect these natural forces and intentionally chose these spots where the energies were most powerful. "Proper" siting and orientation were doubtless important to the builders of the megalithic structures, but can modern, no-nonsense science even begin to explore these mystical, psychic claims? Given today's scientific impatience with all psychic subjects, one would not expect a scientific journal, even a popular one, to touch the subject of "earth energies." Yet, here is an article describing the use of ultrasound detectors and Geiger counters in surveying megalithic monuments for foci of earth energies. Sure enough, curious enhancements of ultrasound intensity were ...
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... his work at Tiahuanaco in Bolivia, Giza in Egypt and La Venta on Mexico's Gulf coast. At Tiahuanaco, Neil was invited by a television company to check out the findings of German archaeologist Arthur Posnansky who in the 1940s concluded that its famous Kalasasaya Court marked the rising of the sun at the solstices as they would have been observed around 15,000 BC (later dropped to 10,000 BC). In order to assess this claim, Neil had first to be convinced that the rectangular enclosure, marked out by roughly-hewn megaliths interspersed by dry-stone walling, was a solsticial marker. Certainly, it was orientated east towards the rising sun at the equinoxes, and the positioning of four megaliths in the eastern wall, two each side of the gateway, implied that they served a special function. Having determined that the megaliths in the north-east and south-east corners were, respectively, 23 degrees north and south of east, this suggested they were solsticial markers, since this was within the parameter of solsticial risings in previous ages. The exact angle of the solsticial ...
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49. Horizons [SIS C&C Review $]
... 4 issues): $15.00; overseas $22.00 (airmail only). Volume V, No. 2 (Winter 1980) pays tribute to the late DR IMMANUEL VELIKOVSKY with some fittingly chosen extracts from Adonois, SHELLEY's poem in memory of KEATS; this is followed by Velikovsky's short paper on "The Sulman Temple in Jerusalem" reprinted from SISR II:3 (1977-78) along with a commenting letter from SISR III:1 (Summer, 1978). THOMAS MCCREERY contributes the second part of his detailed study, "Megalithic Lunar Observatories- A Critique", arguing against ALEXANDER THOM'S claim that megalithic man built monuments monitoring lunar perturbations, and GEORGE VID TOMASHEVICH takes an anthropological viewpoint in his "Facts and Values: An Interdisciplinary Perspective". "The Satellites of Neptune and the Origin of Pluto", by R. S. HARRINGTON and T. C. VAN FLANDERN (reprinted from Icarus), suggests that "Pluto and the chaotic satellite system of Neptune may have originated from a single encounter of Neptune with a massive solar system body" ...
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50. Flawed Search [Kronos $]
... astronomy. This is necessary for the understanding of subsequent chapters, and is in general comprehensible, though some of the information could have been transmitted with fewer words and greater clarity. For many readers the work of the Thoms will be the most familiar, and their chapter on stone circles and menhirs follows. Thom's eminence in the field is largely based on the accuracy of his measurements and the precision of his analysis. Recent papers and reviews have, however, cast doubt on some of his figures, with serious results for his megalithic yard and megalithic calendar (Moir et al. Antiquity LIV, 3743, 1980). Misidentification of archaeological monuments has resulted in Thom's describing hut circles and enclosures as stone circles of megalithic type, and some of the lines of foresight suggested for certain sites are shown in the field to be below horizon level, difficult to see without binoculars or blocked by natural features not obvious from maps. Some controversial sites appear in this chapter: the Crucuno Rectangle, for example, described by Thom as "lunar standstill alignments", ...
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