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A Twist in Time: How The Rope Age Made Mankind


Prehistoric people had a one-night stand with stone and enjoyed a long and faithful marriage with rope. Early humans pulled themselves upright along the evolutionary path and from rope-crafts hatched the modern sciences of measuring, geometry and engineering. Without rope The Great Pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge and St. Paul's Cathedral could never have been built and we would exist in an unsymmetrical, two dimensional reality.

Following the timeline of rope, A Twist in Time examines the hyper-intellectual creative engineering projects of a Neolithic tribe who inhabited Orkney, a small island group on the fringes of western Europe, around 3200 B.C.E . With advanced rope-making and measuring skills a group of proto-scientists conceptualised, designed and built the stone super-structures - The Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle and Maeshowe Burial Chamber.

A Twist in Time journeys beyond the stones and examines the underlying designs, measurements and cosmologies of the lost rope-masters, finally answering how these enigmatic structures were planned, aligned, orientated and built. Challenging perceptions of the Stone Age, after reading this book you might be inclined to agree that this era should really be called, The Rope Age.