Martin Doutré was born in Altadena, California, USA, in December 1946, but was raised and had his formative education in New Zealand.
He has lived "back and forth" between the US, Continental Europe and New Zealand and has been educated in each region.
He first became interested in archaeo-astronomy in the 1970's and, by applying exacting surveying and measurement techniques, has made a close study of mysterious, New Zealand, pre-Polynesian structures.