By D. C. Heggie
This quantity summarises the complaints of a convention which came about on the college of Oxford in September 1981. Held less than the auspices of the overseas Astronomical Union and the foreign Union for the heritage and Philosophy of technological know-how, the assembly reviewed examine in previous international Archaeoastronomy. The writer got the ultimate typescript for creation in March 1982. The papers during this ebook are fascinated with laying off mild on a arguable point of ecu prehistory, specially that of north-west Europe: used to be astronomy practised right here within the overdue Neolithic and bronze a while, and if that is so, what was once its function? those questions are of noticeable curiosity to prehistorians, yet clean curiosity in them has been motivated mostly by means of these whose specialist historical past is within the natural and technologies, whereas they increase technical matters that have aroused the curiosity of statisticians and astronomers.
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Archaeoastronomy in the Old World by D. C. Heggie