Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Stupid Sheet - new revision including lunar standstills


pwax said...

I have watched several people use compasses to check alignment directions. Measurement accuracy is affected by how much care is used in determining a direction on the ground and how much care is spent reading a compass. For example determining what is the center point of a feature through which to draw an imaginary line is usually not very repeatable. So I am skeptical of measurements that may be less accurate than the spaces between the directions shown on the stupid sheet. Also the stupid sheet does not compensate for non-flat horizons or for magnetic deviations far from here.

That said, it is good, if you have a compass measurement, to see if it shows up as a designated directon on the stupid sheet. It is a good first step.

Norman said...

The Indians didn't have fancy equipment, such as compasses or theodolites, only their eyes, and so their alignments were probably off by a degree or more to begin with.

Something to keep in mind.

Tim MacSweeney said...

Some very good advice above.
What is "Exit to Sky World/Underworld?" Something to do with the Milky Way (and all its other names), perhaps?

pwax said...

Tim: yes, I think so.

Institute for Megalithic Research said...

(Morris County, New Jersey, c.1900 BC)

Dr. R.M. de Jonge ©, drsrmdejonge@hotmail.com

The Tripod Rock site at Montville Township, New Jersey, consists of a man-made dolmen with a huge capstone, two big Marker Stones indicating Sunset at midsummer day, and a menhir (upright stone). It clearly is a site constructed by the megalith buil-ders of Europe when America was a colony of Egypt (2500-1200 BC). The monu-ment tells the story of the Egyptian discovery of America during the Fourth and Fifth Dynasties of the Old Kingdom. The site is dated to the Twelfth Dynasty, c.1900 BC.

De Jonge, R.M., Website: www.slideshare.net/rmdejonge

pwax said...

IN reply to Norman: Yes but the Indians were not trying to reconstruct their past culture.