Stonehenge builders had geometry skills to rival Pythagoras

From The Independent: Stonehenge builders had geometry skills to rival Pythagoras.

Stone Age Britons had a sophisticated knowledge of geometry to rival Pythagoras — 2,000 years before the Greek "father of numbers" was born, according to a new study of Stonehenge.

Five years of detailed research, carried out by the Oxford University landscape archaeologist Anthony Johnson, claims that Stonehenge was designed and built using advanced geometry.

The discovery has immense implications for understanding the monument — and the people who built it. It also suggests it is more rooted in the study of geometry than early astronomy — as is often speculated.

Mr Johnson believes the geometrical knowledge eventually used to plan, pre-fabricate and erect Stonehenge was learnt [continue]