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Mythical Ireland - Explores the Irish Stone Age in the context of astronomy and mythology, and demonstrates how the ancient people were confidently able to predict solar and lunar events.
Nabta Playa: Egyptian Stonehenge - The standing megaliths and ring of stones were erected 7,000 years ago in the southern Sahara desert. They are the oldest dated astronomical alignment discovered so far. Article from Scientific American
Native American Star Knowledge - Stone medicine wheels (solar-stellar observatories) were the first (analog) computers. Lakota star maps and names, theology, many links.
Pathfinder - Ancient American Calendar - Observe video of light/shadow interplay on 1,000+ year old rock art marking equinox sunrise at a remote, newly discovered Colorado site.
Prehistoric Moon map unearthed - An astronomer has found a map of the moon in an Irish tomb that pre-dates the earliest known one by about 5000 years. BBC article
Rock Art Solar Markers - All about solar markers - sunlight interacting with petroglyphs - plus some more general stuff
Similkameen River, Canada - A huge pre-historic site, spread over several kilometres, have been discovered in British Columbia - stoneworks forming lines and circles with possible astronomical alignments
Sites in Asuka, Japan - Stone relics and monuments, of unknown age or origin, with possible Solstitial and/or Principle Term alignments. With photos.
Skara Brae - Evidence is presented for Skara Brae having been settled by Ancient Egyptian Priest Astronomers around 4000BC.
Southern Stars: Aboriginal Astronomy - The Aborigines' knowledge of the crowded southern sky was probably the most comprehensive possible for people dependent on the naked eye. They made accurate observations, not only of first and second order stars, but even of more inconspicuous fourth-magnitude stars, and in so doing devised a complex seasonal calendar based on the position of the constellations in the sky.
Star Myths and Constellation Lore - Mainly Greek and Roman star lore, but a useful reference for students of Astroarchaeology
Stones of Wonder - A guide to the astronomical alignments built into the ancient standing stones, stone circles and cairns of Scotland. All the sites are illustrated, and the guide includes suggestions for the best times of year to visit.
Temple Orientation and Heliacal Stars - Orientation of Greek and Egyptian temples and the role of astronomy in the setting of temple orientation.
The Giza Diagonal - Demonstrates a north celestial pole connection for the alignment of the Giza pyramids
The Shaw Butte Notebook - This site makes extensive use of Quicktime to describe and demonstrate the workings of an Hohokam observatory.
Tholos Of Epidavros - The circular building of the Tholos at Epidaurus was a complete astronomical monument.
Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) Phase IV - Cesare Berrini's hypotheses concerning the relationships between bas-relief carvings on the Gateway of the Sun, the annual solar cycle, and geometric time measurement.
University Massachusett's Sunwheel - Sunwheel - This is a project to build a stone circle aligned to the sunrises and sunsets of the solstices and equinoxes, as well as the north pole star, for use by the community as a tool for education and outreach.
Venus in Stone Age Europe - A cave wall pictograph in Spain, drawn probably in the early Neolithic period, is identified as a timed record of an evening apparition of Venus, by Philip C. Steffey, PhD.

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