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Part of the introduction to my book

The Origin of Numerical Systems and the Manipulation of Pi and Other Mathematical Constants.

Our ancestors appear to have manipulated numerical systems based on their understanding of natural numbers. The imperial is a naturally occurring system of number based on the doubling of base two and multiplying by the sequential primes from three to eleven and removing base 7 through the design of Pi used within the system. Pi is used as 1760/560 or initially as 22/7.

The system Thom discovered is designed exactly the same way but the primes are taken to base 17, removing base 13 through the design of Pi. Pi is used as 1632/520 or initially as 40.8/13.

The reason for the use of these two versions of Pi will become clear as the book develops. The systems were surely understood by our ancestors before units of length were added to them to allow them to work on the ground.

The systems can be described as astro – geo – mathematical.

Our ancestors appear to have thought completely differently to us when counting, preferring to manipulate base numbers rather than simple sequential counting.

The manipulation of Pi is a discovery that is the foundation stone of the book and is arrived at by dividing real Pi by the base unit discovered by Thom of one megalithic inch of 0.816 imperial inches.

Real Pi / 0.816 gives 3.85 rounded

3.85 x 0.816 is Pi of 3.1416 exactly and understanding the primes contained in this version of Pi is the key to understanding the numerical systems they used.

385 is 11 x 7 x 5 and 816 is 17 x 3 x 16 (2 to the power 4 or doubled 3 times, or 1 doubled four times.) the two key systems the imperial and Thom are centred on this version of Pi and it represents the number 1000.

This appears to be the way our ancestors saw numbers. It is the only rational explanation that will fit the design of the Stonehenge Aubrey circle.

Other mathematical constants that are investigated are Phi the golden ratio and the Hermites constant (particularly important in understanding Hugh Franklin’s work at the Great Pyramid, he has given the constant a friendly name – the Hi.)

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David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 5171 molder 27-Sep-17 17:03
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 1256 molder 03-Oct-17 20:54
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 928 DavidK 22-Dec-17 23:40
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 738 magisterchessmutt 25-Dec-17 16:52
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Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 615 DavidK 27-Dec-17 16:42
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 581 magisterchessmutt 28-Dec-17 02:37
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 606 magisterchessmutt 28-Dec-17 05:35
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 642 DavidK 28-Dec-17 14:21
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 480 DavidK 19-Jan-18 13:05
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 543 molder 19-Jan-18 22:57
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 479 DavidK 21-Jan-18 22:27
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 505 molder 22-Jan-18 00:13
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 491 DavidK 22-Jan-18 09:55
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 424 cloister 22-Jan-18 11:01
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 422 DavidK 22-Jan-18 12:30
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 399 cloister 22-Jan-18 12:40
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 422 DavidK 22-Jan-18 13:15
Stonehenge, Brodgar Ring and Thom 530 DavidK 22-Jan-18 13:32
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 431 cloister 22-Jan-18 16:34
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 420 DavidK 17-Mar-18 17:24
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Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 671 DavidK 03-Jan-18 23:58
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 536 DavidK 05-Jan-18 18:27
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 567 DavidK 05-Jan-18 20:55
Re: Michell's Canon of Ancient Measure 454 DavidK 05-Jan-18 23:48
Re: Michell's Canon of Ancient Measure 451 molder 06-Jan-18 01:18
Re: Michell's Canon of Ancient Measure 532 DavidK 06-Jan-18 09:51
Re: Michell's Canon of Ancient Measure 607 magisterchessmutt 06-Jan-18 11:56
Re: Michell's Canon of Ancient Measure 519 DavidK 07-Jan-18 11:14
Re: Michell's Canon of Ancient Measure 552 DavidK 10-Jan-18 14:23
Eclipse Measurements on Salisbury Plain. 526 DavidK 08-Jan-18 22:07
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 424 DavidK 19-Jan-18 12:47
Extracts from another website 481 DavidK 19-Jan-18 13:31
Re: Extracts from another website 424 DavidK 22-Jan-18 20:31
Re: Duplication of the cube 426 molder 22-Jan-18 23:24
Re: Extracts from another website 493 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Jan-18 23:25
Re: Extracts from another website 506 DavidK 23-Jan-18 10:41
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Re: Extracts from another website 455 cloister 23-Jan-18 14:05
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Re: Extracts from another website 421 DavidK 24-Jan-18 21:12
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 459 DavidK 24-Jan-18 12:03
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 420 DavidK 25-Jan-18 07:06
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 404 molder 25-Jan-18 12:19
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 414 molder 25-Jan-18 12:36
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 463 DavidK 25-Jan-18 13:50
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 404 DavidK 25-Jan-18 13:43
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 449 DavidK 25-Jan-18 09:41
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 411 DavidK 27-Jan-18 12:17
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 531 rodz111 28-Jan-18 09:54
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 407 DavidK 28-Jan-18 20:49
Re: The Saros 510 molder 28-Jan-18 23:13
Re: The Saros 467 DavidK 29-Jan-18 12:25
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 463 rodz111 29-Jan-18 16:38
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 442 DavidK 29-Jan-18 17:07
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 432 rodz111 29-Jan-18 18:04
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 426 molder 30-Jan-18 06:05
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 428 rodz111 31-Jan-18 21:24
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 419 molder 29-Jan-18 22:32
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 428 DavidK 30-Jan-18 10:06
One last shot 444 DavidK 30-Jan-18 13:40
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 540 rodz111 30-Jan-18 18:11
Whay lies between SH and the GP? 404 DavidK 31-Jan-18 07:00
The Megalithic and Saxon Yard Relationship 456 DavidK 31-Jan-18 10:02
Re: The Megalithic and Saxon Yard Relationship 357 DavidK 31-Jan-18 21:12
Re: The Megalithic and Saxon Yard Relationship 391 cloister 31-Jan-18 21:28
Re: The Megalithic and Saxon Yard Relationship 407 DavidK 01-Feb-18 08:49
Re: The Megalithic and Saxon Yard Relationship 438 cloister 01-Feb-18 09:39
Re: The Megalithic and Saxon Yard Relationship 527 DavidK 01-Feb-18 10:05
Re: The Megalithic and Saxon Yard Relationship 411 cloister 01-Feb-18 12:01
Re: The Megalithic and Saxon Yard Relationship 415 DavidK 01-Feb-18 14:44
Re: The Megalithic and Saxon Yard Relationship 433 cloister 01-Feb-18 20:23
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 486 DavidK 29-Jan-18 19:39
The New SH GP calculator 439 DavidK 02-Feb-18 10:04
The Basic Model 441 DavidK 02-Feb-18 10:40
For Horatech 439 DavidK 02-Feb-18 10:50
Re: The New SH GP calculator 478 molder 03-Feb-18 04:16
Re: The New SH GP calculator 477 DavidK 03-Feb-18 23:28
putting 56 back into the GP using the sekhed 425 DavidK 04-Feb-18 10:37
Re: putting 90720 back into the GP 449 DavidK 04-Feb-18 10:44
Re: putting 90720 back into the GP 526 rodz111 04-Feb-18 13:30
Re: putting 90720 back into the GP 449 DavidK 06-Feb-18 15:41
Re: putting 90720 back into the GP 609 rodz111 06-Feb-18 18:13
Re: putting 90720 back into the GP 439 DavidK 06-Feb-18 22:24
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 417 DavidK 06-Feb-18 15:56
evidence for use of base 100 at SH and GP 448 DavidK 07-Feb-18 10:49
why 2.7207 feet per Hugh Franklin? 410 DavidK 07-Feb-18 12:37
Re: why 2.7207 feet per Hugh Franklin? 528 DavidK 07-Feb-18 15:29
Standard cubit 19.8 inches 534 DavidK 08-Mar-18 09:16
The Stonehenge Cubit 20.4 inches 548 DavidK 22-Mar-18 10:03
Re: The Stonehenge Cubit 20.4 inches 517 Manu 31-Mar-18 17:21
Re: The Stonehenge Cubit 20.4 inches 515 DavidK 06-Apr-18 22:26
the Giza Template 498 DavidK 30-Mar-18 05:12
Re: the Giza Template 458 DavidK 14-Oct-18 21:57
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 430 DavidK 12-Oct-18 21:21
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 270 DavidK 16-Mar-19 23:50
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 228 rodz111 17-Mar-19 14:54
Giza Great Pyramid design Proposal 307 DavidK 17-Mar-19 10:38
Re: Giza Great Pyramid design Proposal the royal cubit 20.736 imperial inches 266 DavidK 26-Mar-19 15:07
Re: Giza Great Pyramid design Proposal the royal cubit 20.625 imperial inches 279 DavidK 04-Apr-19 13:17
Finding the ancient metre in the GP base 39.375 inches 248 DavidK 08-Apr-19 14:22
Re: Giza Great Pyramid design Proposal the royal cubit 20.736 imperial inches 83 DavidK 22-Dec-19 18:09
Re: Giza Great Pyramid design Proposal the royal cubit 20.736 imperial inches 65 molder 23-Dec-19 10:47
Re: Giza Great Pyramid design Proposal the royal cubit 20.736 imperial inches 64 DavidK 23-Dec-19 11:42
Re: Giza Great Pyramid design Proposal the royal cubit 20.736 imperial inches 81 magisterchessmutt 23-Dec-19 12:48
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 221 DavidK 25-Apr-19 21:52
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 242 DavidK 21-May-19 23:59
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 93 magisterchessmutt 22-Dec-19 22:24
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 85 molder 23-Dec-19 10:38
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 79 magisterchessmutt 23-Dec-19 12:25
Re: David Kenworthy Cracking the Megalithic Code 58 DavidK 13-Jan-20 15:51
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