New ideas about old units of length
Author: Rottländer, Rolf C. A.
Source: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 21, Number 3, September 1996 , pp. 235-242(8)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Many prehistoric units of length have been described by archaeologists and much confusion has been produced by giving them different names, even to units of similar lengths that were discovered on different sites. These units are reviewed, beginning with the oldest, the Megalithic yard. Two mathematical methods are described, one based on statistical analysis, which is hoped will bring order to this research.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institute of Prehistory, University of Tübingen, Germany
Publication date: 1996-09-01