Monthly Archives: October 2015

Prehistoric Surveying of the Landscape: The Evidence

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An Illustrated Presentation given at Castle Henllys centre
on the 18th November 2015 at 7:30pm
by Robin Heath

What  were  megalithic  monuments  for?  

Despite  centuries  of  inquiry  by  archaeologists  and prehistorians  the  key  question  remains  unanswered.  Why  were  so   many  massive  stone  structures  erected  across  the  ancient  and  sacred  landscapes  of  the   world,  including  the  Preseli  region?

One  answer  to  this  innocent  question  lies  in  the  fact  that some  stone  circles   employ  the  same  geometrical  techniques as  do  surveyors  and  navigators.  This  fully illustrated talk shows how geometrical atterns became imprinted on the  local  and wider  landscape  of  Britain,  revealing  a  remarkable  purpose for the  megaliths,  a  purpose  based  on  the  importance  of location  ­‐‑  the  right  place.

Just  how  did  they  determine  the  right  place?  

Come along and find out, and have your present model of history recalibrated, as  we  also  discover  that  the  later  Celtic  and  Roman  Church  reapplied  the  ‘ʹpagan’ʹ  techniques  of  the  megalith  builders  to  suit  the  requirements  of  the  new   Christian  era,  ultimately  using  them  to  locate  Gothic  cathedrals.

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HenllysTalk-2 For over thirty years, Robin Heath has looked for evidence of the science underpinning the culture of the megalithic monument builders. Over this period Robin has written ten books on ancient astronomy and geometry, and most recently has been engaged in research looking for evidence of larger geometrical patterns across the landscape, based on the location and placement of networks of ancient monuments. Previously having worked with John Michell and local antiquarian, the late John Sharkey, Robin has presented some of this material on TV documentaries, to megalithic tour groups, and also to students at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, John Ruskin College, Brasenose College, Oxford, the British School of Dowsing and the Faculty of Astrological Studies. He lives in the Preseli National Park, in Pembrokeshire.