Abraham MS#82, Venus. Joint project begun in 1993. Rev. 1.0 dated 21 August 1994. This is rev. 2.1 of 1 February 1998.

The Canon of Lespugue


Ralph H. Abraham and William Irwin Thompson

Dedicated to Ernest G. McClain

Abstract: Linear measurements taken from the Venus of Lespugue, a 25,000 year old sculpture, closely match the diatonic scale of the Vedic Aryans, also known as the Dorian mode of the ancient Greeks.


  1. Introduction
  2. Archeomusicology
  3. The quadrivium
  4. The Hindu-Greek diatonic scale
  5. The Venus figurines
  6. Measurements of the Venus of Lespugue
  7. Conclusion
  8. References
  9. Figures