Reconstruction of the
Stony Littleton Long Barrow 7-06-2010 formation

1. Draw a circle. Draw and extend the horizontal and vertical centerlines.

2. Construct the inscribed equilateral triangle of circle 1, pointing down.

3. Construct the inscribed circle of triangle 2.

4. Construct the circumscribed dodecagon (regular twelve-sided polygon) of circle 3, with one side up (its mid-point at the vertical centerline), as shown.

5. Construct the circumscribed circle of dodecagon 4.

6. Construct a circle centered at the upper intersection of circle 3 and the vertical centerline, tangent to circle 5 at the upper side.

7. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 6 at the lower side.

8. Construct the inscribed equilateral triangle of circle 5, pointing up.

9. Construct the inscribed circle of triangle 8.

10. Construct the inscribed equilateral triangle of circle 9, pointing down.

11. Construct the inscribed circle of triangle 10.

12. Construct the inscribed hexagon (regular six-sided polygon) of circle 3, pointing down.

13. Draw the righthand ray of dodecagon 4, just above the horizontal centerline, from the center of circle 1 to the corresponding angular point.

14. Construct a circle centered at the intersection of the righthand side of hexagon 12 and the horizontal centerline, passing through the intersection of the same side with ray 13.

15. Copy circle 14 to the center of circle 1.

16. Construct a "two-points" circle (defined by the two end-points of a centerline) between the center of circle 15 and its upper intersection with the vertical centerline.

17. Draw a line parallel to the horizontal centerline, passing through the center of circle 16, extending to circle 1 in both directions.

18. Copy circle 9 two times, to the intersections of line 17 and circle 1.

19. Draw two lines, from the center of circle 1 to the centers of circles 18.

20. Construct two "two-points" circles, between the righthand intersection of circle 9 and the lefthand intersection of righthand circle 18, and between the lefthand intersection of circle 9 and the righthand intersection of lefthand circle 18, all with lines 19.

21. Copy circle 14 two times, to the centers of circles 18.

22. Copy circle 11 four times, to the intersections of circle 3 with lines 19 and with the vertical centerline.

23. Construct a circle centered at the upper intersection of circle 5 and the vertical centerline, tangent to circle 7 at the upper side.

24. Copy circle 23 to the righthand intersection of righthand circle 20 and line 19.

25. Construct a circle concentric to righthand circle 20, tangent to circle 24 at the righthand side.

26. Copy circle 25 to the center of lefthand circle 20.

27. Construct the inscribed pentagon (regular five-sided polygon) of circle 9, pointing up.

28. Construct the inscribed circle of pentagon 27.

29. Construct a circle centered at the upper intersection of circle 28 and the vertical centerline, tangent to circle 9 at the upper side.

30. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 29 at the lower side.

31. Steps 27 and 28 will be repeated iteratively four times, starting with circle 30.

(For clarity, circle 11 is left out from here on).

Inscribed pentagon.

32. Inscribed Circle.

33. Inscribed pentagon.

34. Inscribed Circle.

35. Inscribed pentagon.

36. Inscribed Circle.

37. Inscribed pentagon.

38. Inscribed Circle.

39. Construct a circle centered at the lower intersection of circle 34 and the vertical centerline, tangent to circle 15 at the lower side.

40. Copy circle 39 to the upper intersection of lefthand circle 18 and circle 1.

41. Copy circle 28 to the upper intersection of circle 40 and circle 1, and move this circle (copy and delete original) to its own corresponding intersection.

42. Copy circle 39 to the upper intersection of circle 41 and circle 1.

43. Copy circle 30 to the upper intersection of circle 42 and circle 1, and move this circle to its own corresponding intersection.

44. Copy circle 39 to the righthand intersection of circle 43 and circle 1.

45. Copy circle 32 to the righthand intersection of circle 44 and circle 1, and move this circle to its own corresponding intersection.

46. Copy circle 39 to the righthand intersection of circle 45 and circle 1.

47. Copy circle 34 to the righthand intersection of circle 46 and circle 1, and move this circle to its own corresponding intersection.

48. Copy circle 39 to the righthand intersection of circle 47 and circle 1.

49. Copy circle 36 to the righthand intersection of circle 48 and circle 1, and move this circle to its own corresponding intersection.

50. Copy circle 39 to the righthand intersection of circle 49 and circle 1.

51. Copy circle 38 to the righthand intersection of circle 50 and circle 1, and move this circle to its own corresponding intersection.

52. Copy circles 41, 43, 45, 47, 49 and 51 as a whole, while rotating about the center of circle 1, from the center of the lefthand circle 18 to the center of the righthand circle 18, as shown.

53. Circles 5, 7, 9, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51 and 52, are used for the final reconstruction.

54. Remove all parts not present within the formation itself.



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55. Colour all areas corresponding to standing...



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56. ...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the Stony Littleton Long Barrow formation of 7-06-2010.



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57.
Courtesy the Crop Circle Connector
Photo by: Lucy Pringle
The final result, matched with the aerial image.

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