archaeoastronomy in the United Kingdom
Archaeoastronomy in the United Kingdom
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screengrab of Euan MacKie 2013 Glastonbury lecture
Dr. Euan MacKie's 2013 rebuttal
of archaeology's attacks on Alexander Thom   1:03:32
Univ. of Glasgow Honorary Research Fellow Euan MacKie, author of The Megalith Builders, who coined the term archaeoastronomy in 1973, defended his friend and colleague Alexander Thom against professional smears at the MEGALITHOMANIA conference in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, May 18-19, 2013.
See Wikipedia article on MacKie.

image of Alexander-Thom Archaeoastronomy pioneer Alexander Thom (1894-1985) professionally surveyed Stonehenge. His refined astronomy skills solved its alignment mysteries in the 1970s. By the 1980s archaeology had usurped control of archaeoastronomy coinciding with its own post-processual renaissance.
Things haven't been the same since.
See Wikipedia article on Thom.

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Trethevy Quoit: an elegant Dolmen preserved in the English Countryside
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Trethevy Quoit is northwest of Tremar, Cornwall, GPS is 50º 29.5' N  4º 27.8' W
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Within 2 miles are King Doniert's Stone and Hurlers Stone Circles
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King Doniert's Stone, a 9th Century Celtic Cross, now in two pieces
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The tip of Trethevy Quoit's rising capstone towers 9 feet or 2.7 meters high
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Was capstone sighting hole to observe a special astronomical alignment?

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binary phase displays UK stone map then TrethQuoit notice
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10 stone circles slideshow
thumbnail of Stone Circle at Castlerigg, Keswick, Cumbria, UK

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