Monday, April 15, 2002

LexiLine Journal #5 - 2002 : Ancient Geodetic Survey of America



[2006 update - see cahokia decipherment here]

I have deleted the old
cahokia.tif & cahokia.gif

in the Ancient Britain file -
where they did not really belong anyway -

and have uploaded
to the file on Ancient Geodetics
an amended - cahokia.tif
plus a new
both dealing with the geodetic survey of America ca. 3117 BC.

Based on my new knowledge from the Thornborough Circles and the
Mountain Temples of Yucatan, it has been possible to make some
important corrections to my previous analysis of the ancient survey
of the Americas - some of the star positions had to be changed and
the distances amended. Please note that this alleged survey of the
Americas is PROVISIONAL - it is a working model - and I am sure some
fine tuning corrections will ultimately have to be made - but I think
the rough basics are correct. Especially Miami as Hydra has convinced
me that the underlying analysis is sound - as the recently found
Miami Circle - as I have discovered - has a large relief of Hydra on
it (together with a map of the heavens), and I will be upoading a
file on this in the coming days.


These ancient survey distances - as I have discovered - are often
multiples of the Golden Section (1.618) - and correspond to distances
also used in Europe for ancient geodetic survey. To arrive at the
distances, I use a software program called Geothek, where I can click
on points on a world map and it tells me the distance between them -
these distances will not have the accuracy of modern survey, but they
are sufficiently accurate for our purposes. I do not know how
accurate the ancients were. I am sure we will know more when
professional surveyors and cartographers start working with my

I give the basic distances in MODERN kilometers. The ancients surely
had their own mile or kilometer, perhaps based on the so-called
megalithic yard, but it is the relative RATIOS of the distances to
each other which is important, not the unit itself. We could use any
number as a measuring unit - and multiples times 2 or multiplied by

Using modern distance units,
ca. 1050 kilometers resulted as a basic distance unit
(with related distances of 1700, 2100, 2750, 3400
and 5500 km as follows):

1050 km basic unit of long-distance geodetic survey
x 2 = 2100 km
1050 km x 1.618 = ca. 1700 km
x 2 = 3400 km
1700 km x 1.618 = ca. 2750 km
x 2 = 5500 km

These are the distances I find often in my alleged ancient geodetic
survey of America ca. 3000 BC. Recall that I did not LOOK for these
specific distances. Rather, they appear for sites which appear to be
the major sites for survey.

The major axis of North America from Miami to Whitehorse measures
5600 km. The ancients must have calculated this as 5500 km.
For Neolithic Man measuring by the stars, this would seem to be a
phenomenal result.

[Update October 11, 2002 by Steve Burdic]

Subj: Uragh photo
Date: 10/10/2002 1:40:29 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: "Steve Burdic"

On another subject, your Cahokia gif uses 1050 km as the base distance to derive the other triangulated values. You state that the distance is not critical but only the ratios. Where did the
1050 km come from? It looks like it fits your diagram quite well. Did you know that Arkansas archeologist Martha Rolingson has determined that a module of 47.5 meters determines the placement of many Mississippian Era earthen mounds. One of the values that seems to repeat itself in the layout of Cahokia is 22 times the module distance or 1045 meters. This is close to ten percent of your 1050 km figure, well within Martha's margin of error.

Best Regards

Steve Burdic

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