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Titolo:
Further reflections on megalith mechanics
Autore:
Simpson, JH;
Titolo Testata:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-CIVIL ENGINEERING
fascicolo: 4, volume: 144, anno: 2001,
pagine: 181 - 185
SICI:
0965-089X(200111)144:4<181:FROMM>2.0.ZU;2-R
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
history; cranes; conveyors & materials handling;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Engineering, Computing & Technology
Citazioni:
2
Recensione:
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Citazione:
J.H. Simpson, "Further reflections on megalith mechanics", P I CIV E C, 144(4), 2001, pp. 181-185

Abstract

The 4500-year-old circle of rocks at Stonehenge in England continues to fascinate today's civil engineers. Transporting and erecting the 40 It megaliths from which it is made would provide a logistical headache now let alone45 centuries ago. Last year this journal published a paper which demonstrated that-contrary to general belief-the stones were probably rolled rather than dragged into position, albeit with plenty of Neolithic manpower. This paper shows how further mechanical refinements could have reduced the maximum gang size to just six men. If true, it suggests our ancestors had even greater intellectual sophistication than previously imagined.

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