Michael Hodges - Neolithic Calendars - 2009 MP4
NEOLITHIC CALENDAR SYSTEMS AND BRITISH FOLKLORE
A detailed look at how megalithic structures were used to correctly time the planting of crops and how many of these technologies were recorded in Folklore. He has also identified a number of long distance alignments local to his home in Dorset, that appear to be Neolithic farming calendars and have been published in his book ‘Here be Dragons’. He has found similar alignments on the Mendips and on the Isles of Wight and Purbeck. His book ‘St. Catherine’s Hill’ also identified some long distance Roman signal routes which could have been based on prehistoric alignments.
After a long and varied career, Michael was elected as a councillor and served as Mayor of a Borough and became involved in local history and archaeology. Michael began writing on local history in the 1980’s and became interested in alignments and folklore. He has been chairman of the Society of Ley Hunters and the Dorset Earth Mysteries Group; also of the Christchurch Local History Society which with well over 300 members is the largest of its kind in Dorset. Michael serves on the Dorset History Forum and the Dorset Archaeological Committee and represents the latter with Wessex Archaeology.