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Author Ruggles, C. L. N. (Clive L. N.)

Title Astronomy in prehistoric Britain and Ireland / Clive Ruggles.

Publication Info. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [1999]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rockford University Stacks - RKC-ILDS  GN805 .R84 1999    AVAILABLE
Description x, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-276) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Past directions -- ch. 1. Sun, moon and stones: some 'classic' astronomical sites -- ch. 2. Backsights and foresights: the work of Alexander Thom and its reassessment -- ch. 3. Sitelines and statistics: an independent statistical study of 300 Western Scottish sites -- ch. 4. Alignment and artefact: reconciling the archaeological and astronomical evidence -- pt. 2. Current directions -- ch. 5. Orientation and astronomy in two groups of stone circles -- ch. 6. Orientation and astronomy in two groups of short stone rows -- ch. 7. Astronomy and sacred geography: the North Mull Project -- ch. 8. Astronomy in context: a synthesis -- pt. 3. Future directions -- ch. 9. Wider issues -- ch. 10. Looking further.
Subject Archaeoastronomy -- Great Britain.
Archaeoastronomy -- Ireland.
Megalithic monuments -- Great Britain.
Megalithic monuments -- Ireland.
Great Britain -- Antiquities.
Ireland -- Antiquities.
ISBN 0300078145

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