The Kerlescan Cromlechs

@article{Thom1973TheKC,
  title={The Kerlescan Cromlechs},
  author={Archibald Stevenson Thom and Alexander Strang Thom},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={1973},
  volume={4},
  pages={168 - 173}
}
  • A. Thom, A. Thom
  • Published 1 October 1973
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
It is known! that for setting out long lengths the builders of Megalithic sites in Britain normally used a unit of 2t Megalithic yards (my) and that their closed rings had perimeters integral in this unit, which we have provisionally called the Megalithic rod (m. rod). All the main dimensions used in setting out the Avebury ring are in rods and many are in fact in multiples of 10 m. rods, that is, 25 my." Most of the long rows in Carnac are also in rod units, and we have shown" that Le Menec… 

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