A String of Ideas Continued... So, unless some archaeological discoveries are made in the future which reveal  artefacts with even finer subdivisions we seem to have got down to the smallest  common denominator for all the measurements used in the Neolithic era.  In the tables below both the MY and the corn are used as a base. They express all  the lengths as fractions and multiples of them and clearly show their  interrelationships.            1 Corn = 0.204”             4 Corns = 1 M Inch     5 Corns = 1 M Thumb     5 M I   = 1 M Hand     4 MTh = 1 M Hand     20 M I = ½ M H     20 MT = 1 M Cubit (C)     40 M I = 1 M Y     8 M H = 1 M Yard     2½ MY = 1 M Rod     20 M H = 1 M Rod     1 Corn = MY ÷ 160           1 MI           = MY ÷   40     = 4 Corns =  0.816”     1 MTh = MY ÷   32     = 5 Corns =  1.020”     1 MH   = MY ÷     8     = 20 Corns       1 MCubit = MY ÷       = 100 Corns       1 MY   = MY               = 160 Corns       1 MR           = MH x    20     = 400 Corns       1 MR  = MY x    2½    = 400 Corns   © Jon Appleton 2010 under construction Jon Appleton This site brings together a kaleidoscope of ideas derived from 60 years of enquiry: it shares insights into fields as disparate as:- Archaeology, Landscape alignments, Megaliths, Henges, Prehistoric measurement, Astronomy, Mythology, Calendars of the past and Seasonal celebration.     Made with Xara by Click here to contact Jon