Christopher Knight has a new project in the works, a book titled Civilisation One which will be co-authored with Alan Butler. This book takes over the work of Alexander Thom on the ‘Megalithic Yard’, an allegedly universal measure of the ancient world, and searches for the source:
The standard view of history is that the further back in time one looks, the greater will be the disorganisation. In fact, the reverse is the case — the deeper we peer into the past, the greater the harmony.
The book is available from Amazon US and UK. Also, make sure you check out the website which has plenty of information about this new quest for the origins of measure (not to mention time, music, and pints of beer). Flash is required to view the site.