Tom Brooks (writer)

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Tom Brooks
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Silbury Hill
London, United Kingdom
Known fortheories of Prehistoric geometry in Britain
Scientific career

Tom Brooks (writer and theorist), born in London, England, is British author, draftsman and a proponent of Prehistoric geometry theories. [1]


Brooks was born in London and attended East Sheen Grammar School before returning to his family home in Devon where he attended Colyton Grammar School. His career included time spent in the Royal British Navy along with being a Marketing director and a draftsman.

Brooks has concentrated on theorizing upon the layout and geometry of ancient sites in Britain and has published three books on the subject: The Hand of Man; Prehistoric Geometry in Britain; and 'Seeing Around Corners' – Geometry in Stone Age Britain – The Proof. In a survey of over 1500 ancient sites in Britain, Brooks claims that many were constructed by prehistoric man on a connecting grid of isosceles triangles spiraling outwards from Silbury Hill (pictured) with each triangle pointing to the next site. Monuments that comprised the grid included hillforts, standing stones, churches and stone circles such as Stonehenge. Archaeologists have made the criticism that many such patterns can be easily found as Britain is so rich in ancient sites of different types from different periods. [2]


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  1. 'Prehistoric man 'used crude sat nav', The Telegraph, 15 September 2009.
  2. Steele, Jo., Did prehistoric 'satnav' help Britons find their way?, The Metro, 5 January 2010.