33. The Definitive 2008 Satellite (GPS) Survey of Woodhenge conducted by the Jenks' brothers.
34. And this is the result - Woodhenge - one of the two keys that unlock Stonehenge.
Above Is the result of the Jenks survey and there's none more accurate. So, if you think that professor Alexander Thom got it right, you need to think again! Thom's version is corrupt!
Maud Cunnington completely stripped Woodhenge when she excavated the site in 1926/28. She noticed that some extra posts were added to its six egg-shapes and concluded that they formed a corridor through which the summer solstice sun could pass. The next picture shows what that corridor looks like on the ground.
35. WOODHENGE: KEY TO THE HYPOTHESIS OF STONEHENGE. Photographed on summer solstice morning 2009.
The tape on the right represents Woodhenge's solstice corridor as defined by the monuments excavator, Maud Cunnington. That tape can be seen to aim to the right of a hill on the horizon called Sidbury Hill. It also takes in Silk Hill but this hill cannot be resolved in this photo.
The tape on the left represents the axis of symmetry of Woodhenge's two outer eggs found by folded tracings and further refined on CAD. That tape points to the left of Sidbury Hill and Silk Hill to where the northernmost moon rises - otherwise known as the Major Lunar Standstill.
Attempting to enclose and even to aim right through the middle of far-off hills, was commonplace in the Neolithic. It is also pretty obvious that the Woodhenge designers were interested in the summer solstice with the narrow pointy-ends of Woodhenge's eggs pointing the way.
Woodhenge was a geometric moon-egg meant to be fertilised by the sun. So, what do you think Stone Age folk hoped to get by building it?
Sidbury Hill and Silk Hill are not too clear in the previous picture so we have moved a few hundred metres north and took this picture in broad daylight from the top of the Durrington Walls Henge. The bowl shape of the henge is obvious.
Did I mention that when archaeologists excavated the top of Sidbury Hill they found water-rolled stones to pave its crest. These stones were most likely collected from the river Avon? Some believe that the stones were placed as a way of turning the world upside down.
Remember the inverted tree found in the middle of Seahenge in Norfolk?
w36. Woodhenge outer Ring A
Based on a pair of back-to-back 1 by 7 megalithic yard triangles and two 7:15.5:17 non-Pythagorean triangles.
Three circles are cast from the small 1 by 7 triangles: a single 46 megalithic yards diameter in the north-east, and two 47 diameters to south and south-west. A blend radius of 40 MY completes the shape.
A line cast from the side of one of the small triangles passes centrally between a pair of outriggers which lock this geometry in place. See the main plan.
37. This is the result of folding a tracing of Ring A about its centreline to prove it to point at the moon, not the sun. Azimuth 39.8-degrees. So, Woodhenge was a moon-egg. And that proves the Neolithic moon to be female!
38. Ring B: non-Pythagorean triangles measuring 6 by 35.5 by 36.0035MY. Note how, if I had reduced the 36.0035MY hypotenuse down to two decimal places, making it 36.00, I might have led you to believe that the triangle was Pythagorean when its not! Azimuth (clockwise from north) 38-degrees
39. We have comprehensively shown that Woodhenge's two outer eggs, A and B, are aligned on the moon. So why do archaeologists still ignore the facts. Well, we still have four more eggs to consider, but let's take some time out to consider how and why Professor Alexander Thom made such a mess of his Woodhenge survey. AND IN HIS OWN HAND-WRITTEN NOTES!
40. The picture on the right says...
Survey was made with a tape having a stretch of 0.6% (to 0.5 at 50 feet). Hence the megalithic fathom would have measured 5.44 divided by 1.006 or 5.41 feet.
Hence 5.41 feet is the unit used in setting out this diagram. It is thus applicable to the survey plotted with no stretch correction.
Also note his pencilled correction of ?0.4% when AT wonders if 0.4% might be better than 0.6% (My italics)
The picture on the left says:
Tape stretch 0.6% on 100 feet, 0.5% on 50 feet. Note: The plot is of the raw material, therefore, any measurements taken from the plot must be increased by 0.6% or as shown above.
As you can see, AT complained that he had measured Woodhenge with a ‘stretchy tape’ and claims to have estimated exactly how much was needed to be deducted from his measurements to put things right. This is a distinct lie because he was known to use steel tape. "A very careful survey, using a steel tape and theodolite, was made of the concrete posts which the excavators placed in the post-holes in the chalk." Megalithic Sites In Britain. A Thom, Oxford University Press, 1967.
Furthermore, AT's concrete datum post remains on-site to this day. And living in Oxford, at the time, meant that a short trip to Woodhenge was easily possible when very few measurements were needed to put matters right.
So, Professor Thom deliberately distorted his plan of Woodhenge by making an undersize plan of it.
Thom's plan of the outer egg (Thom himself called Woodhenge an egg) is proven by CAD to be 12.6 inches undersize (0.32 Metres).
And If all this wasn’t bad enough, he skewed the solstice 'round a bit' to make it look as if its six eggs were aligned on the sun, when they are not.
Professor Thom, highly skilled engineer, with an Oxford University Department of Engineering named after him, was not capable of such obvious mistakes, but clearly had some reason for abandoning his cherished Megalithic Yard.
The images shown above are taken from Alexander Thom's notebook which was gratefully provided by Edinburgh Museum. The museum also provided me with Thom's original co-ordinates, which when plotted on computer, gave a plot of Woodhenge that was upside down.
Professor Thom was a good guy until he came to Wiltshire and met some archaeologists. This would have been in the 1960's.
Thom started off, like so many of us, by becoming fascinated by our Stone Age monuments and their purpose. Living in Dunlop, Scotland, in his formative years, AT, a keen and qualified engineer, set out to prove that Scotland's many stone circles, flatted circles, and egg-shapes, were all measured out using one common standard of measurement. This standard of measure, he called - The Megalithic Yard.
Thom's 'Yard' came under much criticism from the establishment and was told - despite having surveyed some 400 of the things - to go away and find further proof by measuring even more of them!
Well he did, he went for the Biggy - Avebury. Not that it did him much good.
However, Thom did use Avebury's great size to refine his megalithic yard to 32.664 inches (0.83 metres.) Lucky for us!
41. Using one-megalithic-yard-diameter timber posts, Ring C is based on a pair of 6.5 by 20.5 by 21.506 non-Pythagorean triangles.
42. Folded tracings prove Ring C to be aligned 40.6-degrees clockwise from north. So Ring C is aligned slightly in advance of, and in preparation for the coming major standstill.
43. Ring D aligned on moon
44. Ring E. With an azimuth of 46-degrees, Ring E is aligned midway between the sun and moon, as is Avebury's Cove. The colour-coded arrows represent the moon (blue), axis of Ring E (black) and red for the solstice.
This egg aims straight at the heart of Sidbury Hill, framed by Woodhenge.
45. Ring F. Azimuth 44-degrees midway between sun and moon. Position of child's grave, almost certainly that of a 4-year old girl, is also shown. This ring also aims at the heart of Sidbury Hill - taking the girl-child with it!
46. This image appears by kind permission of Hugo Jenks who noticed that a 10-degree sighting line could be made between sides of opposing pairs of timbers. This idea developed out of Hugo's work on Stonehenge. www.brontovox.co.uk This image harks back to the Arminghall Henge and the way Arminghall divided the sky into 10-degree steps. Who was it that said the Beaker People arrived too late to be the technicians that designed Stonehenge?
Maud Cunnington was the first to notice a preference for ten's when she excavated Woodhenge. More proof of this idea of an astronomy in tens will be provided when we give consideration to the many lozenge's of gold, such as those found in the moon-aligned Bush Barrow of Stonehenge.
47. Taking a Mallet to Crack an Egg.
From the archaeological report PDF. A Massive, Late Neolithic Pit Structure associated with Durrington Walls Henge. Gaffney et al.
Archaeologists recently found a series of at least 20 pits to surround the Durrington Walls henge. It isn't known for sure how many of these pits are man-made, natural sink-holes, flint mines, something to do with the military, or a mixture of all.
I think Pit 1A might be the man-made hollow that goes by the name of Ratfin. Either way, I am going to assume that all 20 posts are man-made prehistoric and every one held wooden posts.
Relying heavily on archaeologists published plans, which appear to be accurate, layering figures 3, 4 and 23 in CAD, tells us a lot about the circuit of the Durrington Walls Henge. Especially those pits lying to the south.
One thing is very clear, Durrington Walls started off by following the rules laid down by the Arminghall henge, but at a massively larger scale. As at Arminghall, some posts were accurately aligned on the cardinal points of the compass, north, east, south and west, whilst other pairs of posts divided the horizon into steps of 10-degrees. Some probably placed at 5-degrees.
The difficulty of placing posts accurately over such large distances was addressed by a having second series of posts which would one day become Durrington Wall's bank. These post more than halved the distance. (I show two of them in red).
The posts beneath Durrington Wall's southern bank have been known about for some time, the southern bank largely levelled years ago by medieval ploughing. Archaeologists announced the discovery of some underground anomalies in this area which looked like a row of stones. A small rectangular dig was conducted by Professor Pearson to investigate. Pearson considered these anomalies to be timber posts.
One thing seems certain: A small ring of posts or simply deep pits surrounded by a larger ring of posts or deep pits is just another suggestion of growth.
Perhaps Durrington Walls was also meant to an inverted version of Avebury. What Avebury did above ground with standing stones, the Durrington Pit circuit did below ground.
Neolithic monuments often started off as egg-shaped. But with so many requirements placed upon them that they ended up completely distorted. Examples are Windmill Hill and the Beckhampton Enclosure.
1, Pits respecting the cardinal points.
2, Pits positioned so as to divide the horizon into 10-degree lots.
3. A break in the shell of the egg to admit contents of middens, spirits of the dead, or something astronomical. Durrington Walls Southern Circle of timber is a good example.
4. There is break in the outer circuit that points towards Boscombe Down. An arrow drawn at 40-degrees - fitting nicely between pits 4A and 9A gives the direction.
5. Several 10-degree lines can be shown to exist between these pits but only that which runs between 4A and 9A is shown.
6, After setting out the pits, arcs which give the appearance of wattle fences were run around them. These arcs also express a wish for growth. Three are found to run between posts 9A to 5A as seen above, right. Look carefully to see them! These arcs scale to 375, 750 and 1,500 megalithic yards.
The 1,500 megalithic yard arc (3,000 diameter) is twice Avebury's largest (What did you expect from the Stonehenge area?). But this 1,500 arc is concave to the circuit. This extra-large arc helps prove Avebury's concave arc too. This will be put to you later.
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