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Wow. Today's Britarch is presenting lots of rigorously presented food for thought. 

I've downloaded and glanced at this, Dave, and am looking forward to absorbing new ideas.

Thank you.

Lynne



On 20/12/2014, at 10:52 AM, thomas dave <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Winter solstice at Callanish for 19 years (2011-30) animated and sonified
> here
> 
> https://www.academia.edu/2703167/From_dawn_till_dusk_Winter_rythms_of_the_Sun_and_Moon_at_Callanish_sonified_animation_at_http_vimeo.com_channels_837430_
> 
> cheery Dave
> 
> 
> On 19 December 2014 at 23:26, Lynne Kelly <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> Dear Simon,
>> 
>> Thank you for that link and animation. Far from off topic, I find it
>> fascinating. I also find refreshing the way you wish to understand previous
>> ideas that have been rigorously presented, while being willing to reject
>> their certainty in the original Neolithic purpose.
>> 
>> I have no doubt about the obvious solar alignments, but am unsure about
>> what further can be claimed with any degree of certainty, so for my current
>> writing assume no more than that. But further astronomical understanding
>> would not be surprising and I am keen to follow that debate. I struggled
>> with Hoyle's descriptions and did not work at them as I didn't need more
>> than solar alignments for the argument I present in my forthcoming book
>> about the purpose of Neolithic and American Archaic monuments.
>> 
>> Your animation has clarified my understanding well. I look forward to
>> further discussion on the extent to which we have clear evidence of intent.
>> 
>> Welcome and thank you.
>> 
>> Lynne
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 20/12/2014, at 5:41 AM, Simon B <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>>> Dear list,
>>> 
>>> Hawkins and, later, Hoyle both suggested mechanisms by which the 56
>> Aubrey Hole circle at Stonehenge could be employed as an eclipse prediction
>> device.
>>> 
>>> In attempting to explain the simpler of the two methods (Hoyle's) in the
>> past, I've found it awkward to explain to non-astronomers how it could be
>> operated. It has been my ambition for a number of years to create a visual
>> representation that demonstrates the principle.
>>> 
>>> The forthcoming pair of eclipses in March/April 2015 (solar then lunar)
>> offered me an opportunity to create a short animation of the basic moves of
>> the various marker stones suggested by Hoyle.
>>> 
>>> For your consideration, here is the result of my labours:
>>> 
>>> http://community.novacaster.com/showarticle.pl?ft=;id=11453;n=4001;p=1
>>> 
>>> The intermeshing of three gears, representing the solar, lunar and nodal
>> cycles can indeed be approximated using the Aubrey Holes although the
>> debate as to whether neolithic people intended this usage will continue to
>> be a lively one.
>>> 
>>> If you view the animation, please do pay attention to the text written
>> below it which points out some of the more obvious criticisms that can be
>> levelled at the method.
>>> 
>>> This is my first post to the list, so I hope it won't be judged as
>> off-topic.
>>> 
>>> Regards
>>> Simon
>>