Archaeoastronomy in the Old World by D. C. Heggie

By D. C. Heggie

This quantity summarises the complaints of a convention which came about on the collage of Oxford in September 1981. Held lower than the auspices of the foreign Astronomical Union and the foreign Union for the background and Philosophy of technological know-how, the assembly reviewed study in previous global Archaeoastronomy. The writer got the ultimate typescript for creation in March 1982. The papers during this ebook are curious about laying off gentle on a arguable element of eu prehistory, particularly that of north-west Europe: was once astronomy practised the following within the past due Neolithic and bronze a while, and if this is the case, what used to be its objective? those questions are of seen curiosity to prehistorians, yet clean curiosity in them has been motivated principally by way of these whose specialist historical past is within the natural and technologies, whereas they elevate technical matters that have aroused the curiosity of statisticians and astronomers.

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