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.

Show description

Read or Download Archaeoastronomy in the Old World PDF

Similar astronomy & astrophysics books

Modern astronomy: expanding the universe

Meet 12 women and men whose learn and paintings in new applied sciences caused a revolution within the figuring out of time and house through the twentieth century. From Edwin Hubble to George Gamow to Geoffrey Marcy, "Modern Astronomy" illuminates the lives and achievements of those leading edge scientists. Readers will achieve a transparent realizing of the typical threads that intertwine the astronomers' lives; the political, financial, and social occasions in their occasions; individuals with whom they labored; and the advancements that preceded their examine.

Variations on a Theme by Kepler (Colloquium Publications)

This e-book is predicated at the Colloquium Lectures offered via Shlomo Sternberg in 1990. The authors delve into the mysterious function that teams, in particular Lie teams, play in revealing the legislation of nature via targeting the prevalent instance of Kepler movement: the movement of a planet below the appeal of the sunlight in line with Kepler's legislation.

Urban Astronomy

Denis Berthier has spent thirty years watching the evening sky from inside a urban and his functional advisor will allow beginner astronomers to watch and photo stars, planets and different celestial items from their very own city. it really is turning into increasingly more tricky to discover an staring at website with transparent, darkish skies clear of mild and business pollutants.

Imaging Sunlight Using a Digital Spectroheliograph

Ken M. Harrison's newest publication is a whole advisor for newbie astronomers who are looking to receive special narrowband photographs of the solar utilizing a electronic spectroheliograph (SHG). The SHG permits the secure imaging of the solar with no the rate of business ‘etalon’ sun filters. because the helping software program remains to be subtle, using the electronic spectroheliograph becomes increasingly more mainstream and has the aptitude to switch the pricy sunlight filters at present in use.

Additional info for Archaeoastronomy in the Old World

Example text

Prehistory. Moir, G. (1980). Part I. in Prehistoric Britain. Elek. Leicester: Megalithic Mercat Press. Introduction to British Leicester University Press. science and some Scottish site plans: Antiquity, 54, 37-40. Myres, M. T. (1965). Standing field stones in Kansas. Antiquity, 39, 136-7. Patrick, J. (1974). Midwinter surise at Newgrange. Nature, 249, 517- 19. Patrick, J. (1979). A re-assessment of the lunar observatory hypothesis for the Kilmartin Stones. 1, 78-85. Piggott, S. & Simpson D. D.

1967). Megalithic University Press. Sites in Britain. Oxford: Oxford Ritchie: Thorn, A. (1971). An Archaeological View Megalithic 44 Lunar Observatories. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Thorn,A. & Thorn, A. S. (1973). A megalithic lunar observatory in Orkney: the Ring of Brogar and its cairns. J. Hist. Astronomy, 4, 111-23. Thorn, A. & Thorn, A. S. (1975). observatory. Further work on the Brogar lunar J. Hist. Astronomy, 6, 100-14. Thorn, A. & Thorn, A. S. (1978). Megalithic Remains in Britain and Brittany Oxford: Thorn, A.

Hadingham, E. (l98la). The lunar observatory hypothesis at Carnac: a reconsideration. Antiquity, _5_5, 35-^2. (l98lb). (Book review). 2, kh-5. S. (1968). Astro-archaeology. _In Vistas in Astronomy, ed. A. Beer, 10, pp. 1*5-88. Oxford: Pergamon. (1971). Photogrammetric survey of Stonehenge and Callanish. In. National Geographic Society Research Reports (1965 Projects), ed. H. Oehser, pp. 101-8. Washington: Nat. Geogr. Soc. (1973). Beyond Stonehenge. London: Hutchinson. S. B. (1965). Stonehenge Decoded.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.13 of 5 – based on 22 votes

admin