In my last blog on Long Barrow navigational markers we will look at the mathematical probability of these unique ancient monuments only being found in this part of the world.

My last blog we showed that 'Long Barrows' are found in only 9 countries of the world and that the last northern ice cap that covered Europe was concentrated over the SAME 9 countries. Consequently, some well known Geologists have cried 'coincidence', but is it really? - only mathematics can prove us right or wrong!

The probability of a single country having 'Long Barrows' is simple calculation for there are 195 countries in the world - so the probability of just one having long barrows is 195 divided by 9 (number of counties with long barrows)- that's 22:1. The odds of having a polar ice cap over your country in the last ice age is less as (although not impossible) the likelyhood is that the countries on the equator would be exempt - so we are looking for a figuare of half - lets say 10:1.

Therefore the chances of having a polar ice cap over a country that results in 'Long Barrows' is

The fact that 9 countries are together under the same ice and resulting in Long Barrow increases that figure by a factor of 9 - so the final probability of this happening at random is just under

So it's quite overwhelming odds that we are correct!!

My last blog we showed that 'Long Barrows' are found in only 9 countries of the world and that the last northern ice cap that covered Europe was concentrated over the SAME 9 countries. Consequently, some well known Geologists have cried 'coincidence', but is it really? - only mathematics can prove us right or wrong!

The probability of a single country having 'Long Barrows' is simple calculation for there are 195 countries in the world - so the probability of just one having long barrows is 195 divided by 9 (number of counties with long barrows)- that's 22:1. The odds of having a polar ice cap over your country in the last ice age is less as (although not impossible) the likelyhood is that the countries on the equator would be exempt - so we are looking for a figuare of half - lets say 10:1.

Therefore the chances of having a polar ice cap over a country that results in 'Long Barrows' is

**220:1**The fact that 9 countries are together under the same ice and resulting in Long Barrow increases that figure by a factor of 9 - so the final probability of this happening at random is just under

**2000 to 1.**So it's quite overwhelming odds that we are correct!!