Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland available on March 24 2016 from Amazon for 50.00
ISBN bar code 9780300078145 ξ2 registered March 24 2016
ISBN bar code 9780300078145 ξ3 registered March 24 2016
ISBN bar code 9780300078145 ξ1 registered August 09 2012
Product category is Book
Manufacturered by Yale University Press
Product weight is 3.03 lbs.
Do prehistoric stone monuments in Britain and Ireland incorporate deliberate astronomical alignments, and if so, what is their purpose and meaning? This work provides an account of megalithic astronomy debates and examines prehistoric man's concern with celestial bodies and events.
I love this book. It takes a skeptical, but positive approach to evidence that ancient monuments in Britain and Ireland were deliberately aligned to astronomical events. It presents very recent academic work with the point of view that astronomers and archeologists need to be more familiar with each other's work. To be clear: this is a textbook rather than a pop archeoastronomy book, but since it is written for astronomers who know nothing of archeol..