Ancient mathematics


Geometrical arrangements of stones have been found in several places. Celebrated examples include the circular patterns of megaliths at Stonehenge and the linear arrangements at Carnac in Brittany. Although their exact purpose is unknown, it is likely that they had religious significance and were designed to celebrate astronomical events such as sunrise on midsummer’s day.  

[France 1965; Great Britain 1990; Gambia 1997]

Published/edited: 31/10/2015