By D. C. Heggie

ISBN-10: 0521125308

ISBN-13: 9780521125307

ISBN-10: 0521247349

ISBN-13: 9780521247344

This quantity summarises the court cases of a convention which happened on the collage of Oxford in September 1981. Held less than the auspices of the foreign Astronomical Union and the foreign Union for the historical past and Philosophy of technology, the assembly reviewed study in previous global Archaeoastronomy. The writer bought the ultimate typescript for creation in March 1982. The papers during this booklet are occupied with laying off gentle on a debatable element of ecu prehistory, specially that of north-west Europe: was once astronomy practised right here within the past due Neolithic and bronze a while, and if that is so, what used to be its function? those questions are of seen curiosity to prehistorians, yet clean curiosity in them has been inspired mostly via these whose specialist history is within the natural and technologies, whereas they bring up technical concerns that have aroused the curiosity of statisticians and astronomers.

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Ruggles, C. (1981b) lunar In Ruggles and Whittle 1981, 153-209. Prehistoric astronomy: how far did it go? New Scientist, 90, 750-3. Ruggles, C. L. N. & Norris, R. P. (1980). Scottish site plans: Part II. Megalithic science and some Antiquity, 54, 40-3. Ruggles, C. L. N. & Whittle, A. W. R. eds. (1981). C. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, British Series no. 88. Russell, V. & Pool P. A. S. , (1964). Gulval. , 3, 1964, 15-26. Stewart, M. E. C. (1966). Excavation of a circle of standing stones at Sandy Road, Scone, Perthshire.

A. (1979). 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.

29). said The archaeological purist might say to underline the uncertainties of (1981a, 'yes1, and enough has been the archaeological evidence, but this is not altogether a practical answer in view of the small number of sites that will in fact be excavated even by the end of the century; there may, however, be grades of uncertainty. The superficially most complex sites (chambered tombs and stone circles) were probably in use, and being constructed over a long period of time, and in an unexcavated state may show merely the surviving features of the final stage of building or use.

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