Megalithic Yard Unearthed     |   home Megalithic Yard Surprises   |   Was Thom misled?   |   Woodhenge   |   Stonehenge and Sarsen circle   |   The Lintel Circle   |   Hawkins'  Photogrammetry   |   Trilithon ellipse   |   Megalithic Foot and Megalithic Inch   |   Arcs, chords & sagitta   |   Pi-Pyramid and the Megalithic Yard   |   Map Scales   |   Miles and the Equator   |   Additions, Vara etc.   |   Contact Me   |   CALCULATOR Megalithic Foot and Megalithic Inch        From the Cup and Ring marks found on stones and measured by Thom, a        Megalithic Inch was determined to be one fortieth (1/40) of a Megalithic Yard, or        .8169inches if Thom's MY is taken as 2.723.        When a 45° triangle is drawn with sides of 1,1,Ö2, and the Ö2 side is then used as the radius of a circle, it will be found that the short side (SS) of the 30°/ 60° triangle which has been demonstrated earlier, will be .81649 units. (see diagram below, and note also that inverse tan .81649 is 39.2315+ degrees, see angle of ellipse on previous page). Forty of these units (calling them Inches), would then be 2.721633 feet, a difference of just .007" from a MY of 2.720699. (where1/40 th would be .816209 inches). I don't think the Stone Age builders were working to 1/1000 th of an inch, so .816" or .817" would be acceptable at this small scale. HOWEVER! Put 1 inch as the Short Side of the 30/60 triangle, and the resulting circumference will be 10.882+ inches, 1/3 of a Meg Yard. I call it a Megalithic Foot. Thus the number of Inches in an SS will be the number of Meg Feet in the Circumference. 198 Meg.ft. circumference = 198" SS, or 1Rod, Pole or Perch. And the obvious length for a Meg. Inch is 10.882+ / 12 = .90689+ inches. I am a Megalithic Man.   My thumb at the base of the nail is 1 inch. My bare foot is 10.88 inches heel to toe. (I take a size 10 shoe). From my crotch to floor (standing in bare feet), I am exactly 2.72 ft. Those who insist that  a Megalithic Yard is equivalent to a man's pace do actually have a point. Our present foot of 12 inches is much too long for the length of an average person's bare foot. Page added Jan. 2003 Revised Sept.2003 and July 2004                HOME  BACK    NEXT   TOP