Archaeoastronomy in the Old World

Archaeoastronomy in the Old World

by D. C. Heggie


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521247344
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/05/1982
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of contributors; Part I. Invited Papers: 1. Megalithic astronomy: highlights and problems D. C. Heggie; 2. Archaeology and astronomy: an archaeological view J. N. G. Ritchie; 3. The statistical approach P. R. Freeman; 4. Statistical and philosophical arguments for the astronomical significance of standing stones with a section on the solar calendar A. and A. S. Thom; 5. Megalithic astronomical sightlines: current reassessment and future directions C. L. N. Ruggles; 6. Aspects of the archaeoastronomy of Stonehenge R. J. C. Atkinson; 7. Implications for archaeology E. W. MacKie; 8. Pi in the sky H. A. W. Burl; Part II. Contributed Papers: 9. A survey of the Barbrook stone circles and their claimed astronomical alignments R. P. Norris, P. N. Appleton and R. W. Few; 10. Observations at Kintraw T. McCreery, A. J. Hastie and T. Moulds; 11. Decoding the Callandish complex - a progress report M. R. and G. H. Ponting; 12. Astronomy and stone alignments in S. W. Ireland A. Lynch; 13. Stone rings of Northern Poland R. M. Sadowski, M. S. Ziókowski and K. Piasecki; 14. Astronomical orientation of Neolithic sites in Central Europe W. Schlosser and J. Čierny; 15. Stone circle geometries: an information theory approach J. D. Patrick and C. S. Wallace; Part III. Invited Paper: 16. The present position of archaeoastronomy C. Pedersen; Index.

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