Due to my decipherment of other sites, I have been able to review my previous interpretation of the cairns at Balnuaran of Clava near Inverness of Scotland and decipher these definitively. My initial interpretation of this site was not incorrect but needed amendment, since it became clear that the ancients used stars much nearer to the Pole than I had initially thought.
This decipherment is now found in the Ancient Britain folder as the file
(the previous file of the same name, as well as a recently posted amended version have both been deleted).
Time and time again I am taught the lesson in my decipherments that SIMPLICITY is the key to knowledge and understanding of the Neolithic period of astronomy.
The new uploaded file shows that the ancients in 3117 BC calculated the Pole Star position and the North Ecliptic Pole (the non-moving Center of Heaven around which precession rotates and the´ecliptic "circulates") using the three brightest stars which are in the skies on or near the circle of precession - these brightest stars
are Polaris in Ursa Minor, Deneb in Cygnus and Vega in Lyra. There are no more.
The decipherment shows that the linear distance between Polaris and Deneb and between the Pole Star and Vega in 3117 BC (otherwise not), is THE SAME as the linear distance between
a) the South Pole and alpha in the Southern Triangle
b) alpha in the Southern Triangle and the head stars of Scorpio
c) Graffias or Dschubba the head of Serpens Caput
d) the head of Serpens Caput and the North Pole Star position at 3117 BC
- at all other times, this distance does not work for the distance
between Serpens Caput and the North Pole Star. This again gives us
another proof for the accuracy of the chronology.
On the Heifetz Planisphere, this linear distance is 2.8 centimeters. In the software program Starry Night Pro, using the normal non-zoomed display, this distance on the screen can be measured as ca. 13 centimeters with the distances between Vega and Deneb and the Pole Star and Polaris in 3117 BC being half that at 6.5 centimeters.
This linear distance was then also used to divide the stars along the ecliptic into their initial "seasonal positions" and was the origin of what we today call the Zodiac of stars - which runs along the ecliptic. Using this linear distance of 13 centimeters and marking divisions on the ECLIPTIC we then get the following 8 segments - perhaps the first formal human division of the ecliptic in this
1) From Antares (viz. Dschubba & Graffias) Scorpio at the AUTUMN EQUINOX to Spica (Virgo)
2) From Spica in Virgo to Zosma (Duhr) and Chort in Leo at the SUMMER SOLSTICE
3) From Zosma and Chort in Leo at the SUMMER SOLSTICE to Castor and Pollux in GEMINI
4) From Castor and Pollux in GEMINI to the VERNAL EQUINOX at Aldebaran in Taurus
5) From Aldebaran at the Vernal Equinox to the "cord of the fish" (this explains how this "cord" originated and where it was originally placed) at beta-Andromeda and eta-Piscum
6) from the Cord of the Fish to the WINTER SOLSTICE at the bucket of Aquarius just to the left of the prow of the ship of Capricorn
7) From the Winter Solstice at Aquarius and Capricorn to the large number of stars of Sagittarius at Nunki (sigma-Sagittarii), Kaus Borealis (lambda-Sagittarii) and Kaus Australis (epsilon-Sagittarii).
8) From sigma-Sagittarii to Scorpio at Graffias viz Dschubba at the AUTUMN EQUINOX.
Thus, the same "linear distance" was used to mark 8 divisions along the ecliptic as was used to measure the sky and earth from south pole to north pole and also to calculate pole stars and ecliptic poles, as at Balnuaran of Clava. These ancient men were ASTRONOMERS of the first rank...
We have evidence of this very old initial division of the heavens in the ancient Latvian 8 seasons and also find the similar practice in ancient Scotland, where a similar division of 8 seasons is found.