## The Neolithic Numbers

**Introduction**

These are the bare data of major works of the British Isles, Maeshowe, Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stenness and Stonehenge, all translated into the **units of measurement **as employed on this website. This is the system I have created on the basis of already known units which I have crafted in such a way that they have values which stand in a mathematical order. [differences of * thousandths (like 0.009 etc.)* and less are considered ‘exact’ matches throughout these pages, it is an integral aspect of the model of approximation]

The units are the following, respectively: Megalithic Ell (ME), -Remen (MR), -Yard (MY), -Foot (MF), these are all based on human bone lengths of the average Neolithic skeleton, the Ell on **2** male ulna (fore-arm), here called Orkney Ulna (OU), the Remen on **1** female fibula (calf) (OF), the Yard on **2** male tibia (shin) (OT), the Foot on **1 **female humerus (upper-arm) (OH).

Ell **(ME)** = **52.360cm —– **Ulna **(OU) **= **26.18cm**

Remen **(MR)** = **37.025cm —– **= Fibula **(OF)**

Yard **(MY)** = **82.280cm —–** Tibia **(OT)** = **41.14cm**

Foot **(MF)** = **29.620cm —– **= Humerus **(OH)**

These values relate as follows:

**11 ME = 7 MY
9 MY = 20 MR = 25 MF
99 ME = 140 MR**

**11 OU = 7 OT
9 OT = 10 OF
**

**4 OF = 5 OH**

the upper row works out as:

**63 MY = 99 ME = 140 MR = 175 MF**

We see that this is a fully integrated calculator, that it is in principle simple, but can be confusing because of the doubles and the halves and the ensuing ratios because for instance:

**11 ME = 7 MY, **but as a ratio it is **1 ME : 1 MY = 7 : 11, **which looks like a mistake but is not, since

**52.36 : 82.28 = 7 : 11 (52.36/7 = ****7.48****, **this **x 11 = 82.28) **

**So use a calculator when you think it is wrong, I have made mistakes in the past myself, but I think I’ve taken out most mistakes. If there are still mistakes I apologize for that, it does though not affect the consistency of the model as it stands. Remember it are all ****‘approximations’ ****in terms of accepted mathematics**

The practical explanation and applications of these numbers are given elsewhere **(The Neolithic Numbers explained). **This ordering is to show the recurrence of the same numbers and ratios in all the different buildings.

**Copyright 2009/2013 Yan Goudryan**