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25 January 2017

At https://phys.org/print404412354.html … apparently the Pueblo people of the American SW used geometry in the design of their pueblos. Not only that they used a standard unit of measurement, around 30cm in length (very close to a modern foot). How times change. Back in the 1980s Alexander Thom was ridiculed for claiming the stone circle builders used a standard unit of measurement that he called the Megalithic Yard. He was also laughed at for suggesting they also used geometry to produce ovoid circles. Will Thom be vindicated by the knowledge that native Americans had about the same technological skill as Neolithic people in Europe. Not on your nelly. He is studiously ignored by academia and they would not wish to raise the genie out of the bottle again.  

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