Author Archives: Colin Berry

About Colin Berry

Retired science bod, previous research interests: phototherapy of neonatal jaundice, membrane influences on microsomal UDP-glucuronyltransferase, defective bilirubin and xenobiotic conjugation and hepatic excretion, dietary fibre and resistant starch.

More pseudo-scientific, pseudo-mathematical twaddle on Stonehenge (in the Telegraph no less).

      Quote from article (Sarah Knapton, Telegraph Science Editor) “One contributor, megalithic expert Robin Heath has even proposed that there exists a great Pythagorean triangle in the British landscape linking Stonehenge, the site from which the Preseli bluestones were … Continue reading

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To understand the REAL purpose of Stonehenge 4500 years ago, try looking at if from a (peckish) bird’s eye point of view!

Summary (red font): We need a sober and realistic re-evaluation as to what Stonehenge represented. I say it existed for two-stage disembodiment of the recently dead – first by scavenger birds (“sky burial”)  closely followed then – and only then … Continue reading

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Comment promoted – from Neil Wiseman (author of ‘Stonehenge and the Neolithic Cosmos’)

Here’s Neil Wiseman’s comment, sent to my posting  which immediately precedes this one, but minus his preamble regarding a recommended site for discussion of Stonehenge (about which I say the less said the better, despite its self-congratulatory wiki entry, which … Continue reading

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New or neglected evidence for Stonehenge having existed primarily as a site for ‘sky burial’ (well-supplied with bird perches!).

I’ll begin this new posting with a list of 10 new (or neglected) points regarding Stonehenge which have now been worked in to my overarching ‘sky burial’ narrative, first mooted here some 2 years ago. Yes, it’s time all that … Continue reading

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New thinking on Stonehenge: might the original chalk embankment have been intended primarily as a simple windbreak, protecting those Neolithic open fires against gusts of wind from the Atlantic? Was it later reinvented for an entirely different purpose (don’t ask!)?

Let’s start this posting with the photograph that accompanied a front-page article in this morning’s Telegraph newspaper:   Does the circle of banked-up soil put you in mind of anything else, like, say, the UK’s numerous henges, an inheritance  from … Continue reading

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Best not to ask what Stonehenge was really for … though that beaked sarsen (so-called) Heel Stone may provide a likely clue …

Hello again. Yes, it’s been a while since I last posted here (Spring 2016). Why the absence? Well, I’ll say more about that later. For now, I would simply ask you to note the new tag line to the right … Continue reading

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Here’s how I think Stonehenge was constructed, and why it needed those carpentry joints…

WordPress has excelled itself, managing to lose this posting when I hit the Publish key! Quick repair job: here’s the new image that conveyed this blogger’s latest thinking. The secret is to slide the lintel up the artificial earth ramp … Continue reading

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