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Early man used primitive

By T.K. Randall
September 20, 2009 · Comment icon 3 comments

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New research has shown that Britain's stone age ancestors were sophisticated engineers and would have used a primitive version of a satellite navigation system using stone circle markers to help navigate across the country.
In a new research, a scientist has found that prehistoric man navigated his way across England using a crude version of a satellite navigation system, which was based on stone circle markers.

Source: Times of India | Comments (3)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by DieChecker 14 years ago
From the link to the article: He found that the prehistoric man was able to travel between settlements in England with pinpoint accuracy, thanks to a complex network of hilltop monuments. There are other methods to get between settlements. They are called roads and trails. They tend to follow the most direct, and/or easiest route. These idea seems equal to looking at dinosaur fossils to see why a cat will eat a mouse. Most often the most apparent answer is the right one. They probably would need some good roads in order to organize the building of monuments and to transport the stones anyway.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Archer1945 14 years ago
My reply here is basically the same as I made, more or less, to the original report in the UK. To me this is nothing but a bunch of BS which shows some newspaper people are too stupid to think about what they are reporting. They didn't bother to think about the comment by the person who came up with this that 'some of the sight lines are more than 100 miles long'. The last time I checked you would have to be close to 10,000 ft in the air to be able to see distances even approaching this and, if I remember correctly, the highest point in the UK isn't even half that distance. Not only that but i... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by DurgaMata 14 years ago
I dont know about triangles, but the most interesting thing that links all these sites is the megalithic yard.

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