From 1.5 million to 200,000 years ago, called the Acheulian period

From Lithic Studies: *Pattern Recognition of Universal Mathematical Constants in Acheulean Biface Formats by Alan Edward Cannell *

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Here’s the abstract:

The similar design formats of many Acheulean bifaces has prompted several studies into the use of ‘mental templates’, leading to controversial claims that there may be a relation between length and width equal to the Golden Ratio. To avoid subjectivity, these studies have used aggregate data from assemblages that, by definition, mask the individuality of each tool, its material, any retouching and the original imposed design. Visual pattern recognition is widely used in psychological research and some branches of engineering and a similar technique is presented to highlight the formats of two samples of the Boxgrove assemblage (one random) and examine the

presence of universal mathematical constants. A probabilistic analysis suggests that the repeated use of the numbers 2, Pi and Phi and the relationship between them could not have been produced by chance. These relationships appear to be constant over very long time periods and are still used today in modern gemstone design. Pdf here.

A few related notes:

The golden ratio is found throughout nature and has often been referred to as ‘the fingerprint of God’:

From the shape of some galaxies to quantum mechanics, the golden ratio is found throughout nature

What is sculpting the Milky Way into its beautiful spiral shape? In the following article it is claimed that ‘the topology of space-time’ itself is based on the golden ratio and, as such, could be very instrumental in explaining why the Milky Way forms such a beautiful spiral shape:

As well, the golden ratio is found on the quantum scale:

DNA also has the beauty of the golden ratio embedded within it:

The golden ratio is not only beautiful to look at but it even sounds beautiful when put to music

Verse:

The ratio of 2.5 to 1.5 is 1.666…, which is as close to phi (1.618 …) as you can come with such simple numbers and is certainly not visibly different to the eye. The Ark of the Covenant is thus constructed using the Golden Section, or Divine Proportion. This ratio is also the same as 5 to 3, numbers from the Fibonacci series.

In Exodus 27:1-2, we find that the altar God commands Moses to build is based on a variation of the same 5 by 3 theme: