Understanding Pembrokeshire’s Prehistoric Past
Western Wales – Pembrokeshire in particular – is well-known for its prehistoric rock formations. For thousands of years, the origins and meanings of these outcroppings have been investigated, debated and hypothesised.
For visitors, you now have the opportunity to listen to a man who has dedicated three decades of exploration and study into the mysteries of the region’s prehistoric history. Robin Heath, who has searched to find answers to reasons and methods of megalithic monument builders, will speak about his most recent conclusions at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village on 18 November.
“One answer to this innocent question lies in the fact that the same geometrical techniques used in the construction of stone circles are those employed by surveyors and navigators,” Heath told event organisers from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. “This illustrated talk will show new research on how geometrical patterns were imprinted onto the local and wider landscape of Britain, revealing a remarkable purpose for the megaliths, a purpose based on the importance of location - the right place.”
The presentation – titled Prehistoric Surveying of the Landscape – will be held at Castell Henllys Iron Age Village at 7:30pm. Tickets are £3.50. To book please call 01239 891319. The village is a celebration of Pembrokeshire’s prehistoric past and is a gateway for a number of ancient sites. The sites’ visitor centre is located in Meline, just a short distance from our delightful Pembrokeshire holiday cottages.
The writer of number books on ancient astronomy and geometry, Heath is fascinated by evidence of large geometrical patterns found throughout the landscape, and their effect on the location and placement of ancient monuments.
Heath will talk about the ways people determined the perfect location for their stone groupings at the lecture. Heath has also uncovered evidence that builders of later Celtic and Roman churches used the same prehistoric building techniques. Amazingly, there are connections with Christian era churches as well, including the locations of Gothic cathedrals.
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