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... rocking the boat. McCausland has had access to Dingle's correspondence and takes the reader through the frustration, both for him and later others, of refusals to publish when no longer convenient to the publisher and the incredibly incompetent and irrelevant replies from those with distinguished reputations. Several of Dingle's correspondents still withold permission to publish their replies to him. Professor McCausland's book is easy to read and clearly presented, with no mathematics in the text, and presents the central prediction with, possibly, even greater clarity than Dingle himself. Colin Harris Megaliths and Numbers The central tomb and mound of Knowth is surrounded by 15 smaller passage graves. The number 15 may not be significant... but on the other hand it might have some kind of hidden meaning. For instance, there were 150 great stones at Avebury,(= 10 times 15). There were 90 around the great circle(= 3 times 30 or 30 times 3) and 30 around each of the two inner circles. At Stonehenge there were 30 upright sarsen stones capped with a continuous row ...
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... , which did not happen. Also there are no references to such an event in texts of adjacent countries. His book begins with a general look at the Pyramid Age and its technological achievements, emphasising their 'abundant use of iron tools to carve the hard granite...'. Chapter 2 reviews the basis for the conventional chronologies and notes they 'depend almost entirely for their validity upon venerated literary tradition'. He then looks at the 'whole custom of pyramid building', which is seen as 'part of a worldwide genre of megalithic structures...' which includes the ziggurats of Mesopotamia and Stonehenge. These were sacred temples 'dedicated to the celestial deities, and inspired by awesome natural events occurring early in the first millennium'. In Chapter 5 he looks at the start of the 8th century, which is his date for the arrival of the Assyrians in Egypt. 'The Assyrian rulers are identified from the Egyptian records and king lists, and their relationship with the Hyksos clarified'. They are one and the same. He sees the Middle Kingdom pharaohs ...
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... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 2001:1 (Apr 2001) Home¦ Issue Contents Prehistoric Astronomy and Ritual by Aubrey Burl (Shire Publications, Cromwell House, Church Street, Princes Risborough Bucks, HP27 9AA, £4 99) Reviewed by Phillip Clapham Aubrey Burl has written plenty of big books on stone circles, stone rows and megalithic anomalies. In this handy little booklet he condenses an awful amount of data. He looks at the theories of Thom and Hawkins and in a down to earth way points out that many 'alignments' are difficult to envisage as astronomical orientations. Chap. 1 looks at 'the puzzle of Ballochroy' and the Kintyre peninsula, in a swipe at Thom. He outlines the geology of the region, vegetation, cairns, cists and the supposed sightline on Cara Island. In chap. 2 it is Callanish, a circle which is apparently only 40 feet across. It was probably a ritual centre for a smallish local community. According to Lockyer it was aligned to the Pleiades during the 2nd millennium. Burl is ...
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... the second). But the Urnfielders were probably proto-Celts in the strict sense- that is, Celts whose pan-European speech was not yet divided into mutually unintelligible languages. The Hallstatt immigrants, however, were probably P-Celts, whose language, though understood from Gaul to Bohemia, would not have been understood by the Q-Celts of Ireland.(20) Before leaving the subject of synchronization, we might do well to try to correlate the linguistic separations detailed above with the stages conventionally recognized for the construction, deconstruction, and reconstruction of the megalithic monument at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in England. Almost without exception, archeologists agree that Stonehenge I (consisting chiefly of earthworks) was built by non-Indo-Europeans- possibly ancestral to the Berbers or the Basques. But most of those who are willing to speculate about ethnicity believe that Stonehenge II and III (consisting chiefly of massive boulders) were built by Indo-Europeans. More precisely, in terms of the aforegoing seriations, the agencies would be: Stonehenge II by West Kentum-speaking Beakerites Stonehenge IIIa and IIIb by Italo-Celtic-speaking Wessex and Food Vessel peoples ...
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... Jeffrey Iverson; "A Dictionary of Fairies" by Katharine Briggs, and "The Dragon" by Charles Gould and others. The above titles themselves should make it evident that there is likely to be a certain overlapping of interest between the readers of this Review and our own readers. In the future, it is hoped that exchanges of interest and information between us may develop. STONEHENGE VIEWPOINT obtainable from 2821 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93105, contains interesting articles based on a study of the world's ancient megaliths and matters arising therefrom, together with a very comprehensive catalogue of books available on a wide variety of subjects which are likely to be of interest to anyone versed in the ideas of Immanuel Velikovsky. (Price $3 for six issues.) It is also available in the U.K. from 51 Charminster Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset BH9 1RS. \cdrom\pubs\journals\workshop\no2\02focus.htm ...
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126. Book Reviews [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the atmosphere of both bodies would be vaporised by the frictional stresses involved at best, or at worst, both bodies would get shattered to pieces. Looking at these points raised by Richard Mooney, we note briefly as regards No. 1, that Velikovsky nowhere designates the Venusian catastrophes as responsible for the Ice Ages but rather earlier catastrophes caused by the planets Jupiter and/or Saturn. Velikovsky's theories on these matters are still awaiting publication. Point No. 2 does not seem conclusive since the question of the destruction of the world's megaliths depends very much on (a) the overall violence of the catastrophe and (b) the solidity of the structure of these edifices. Also, as noted in No. 1, it seems doubtful if these structures predated any but the Venusian catastrophe, which latter was less damaging than the Genesis catastrophes. The Tower of Babel is a possible exception, but anyway, this was destroyed by 'The Lord'. Point No. 3 is only valid if Mooney's definition of a comet is inclusive of all comets. Point No ...
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... contribution to the controversy surrounding Peter Warlow's Earth inversion theory- can experimental models help resolve the mathematical debate? Features: Focus: Dr Claude Schaeffer-Forrer, 1898-1982: An Appreciation Physics, Astronomy and Chronology Velikovsky's History and Cosmology 70 In Passing: Leakey Hypotheses, by Jill Abery 74 Bookshelf Trevor Palmer reviews The New Evolutionary Timetable: Fossils, Genes and the Origin of Species by Steven M. Stanley 98 Letters: from B. E. Biermann, C. Leroy Ellenberger, Alfred de Grazia and Malcolm Lowery 99 Briefings: Myths, Megaliths and the end of the Third Millennium BC 85 Slabinski Addenda 38 Editorial ii In Future Issues iii Advertisement: Mankind in Amnesia iv We apologise that Martin Sieff's article: "Velikovsky and His Heroes", scheduled for this issue, had to be omitted through considerations of space- it will be included in SISR V:4. Submissions to the S.I.S. Review should be sent to the editorial address (see contents page); at least two copies should be sent, typed with double-spacing on A4 paper. Whilst every possible ...
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... , will have absorbed some old carbon as CO2 which was not removed by the sample treatment process. Emmet Sweeney then introduced the subject of links between the Mycenaean and Wessex cultures. Before C14 dating, it was becoming accepted that these two cultures were contemporary. This was supported by finds of Mycenaean-type artefacts in Wessex graves and in Mycenaean graves artefacts have been found which could well have been made in England. They were about to connect the early Cornish tin trade with the Mycenaeans when C14 dating came in. This showed the European megalithic culture was many centuries older than the Mycenaeans, so any connection between these peoples was ruled out of the question. Similarities in culture and stone building had to be regarded as pure coincidence. The conventional view now is that the last phase of Stonehenge was built around 1600 BC, some 200 years before the Mycenaeans. They agree that the Wessex culture became rich from trading but do not say what they traded in. Cornish tin for the Mediterranean Bronze Age is the obvious answer but their chronology does not allow them to suggest ...
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129. Speakers at the Conference [SIS C&C Review $]
... University of Glasgow, and lecturer for the University's Department of Extra-Mural Studies. Since then he has worked as an archaeologist for the Egypt Exploration Society, supervising the excavations of the North City of el-Amarna, for which he is preparing the publications. He is now Field Director of the excavations of the Embalming House of the Apis Bulls, Memphis, for the American Research Center in Egypt. DR EUAN MacKIE studied prehistory at Cambridge and has worked as a field archaeologist in central America, Europe and, in recent years, at the megalithic sites in Scotland. He is Assistant Keeper of Glasgow University's Hunterian Museum and a lecturer in prehistory and archaeology at the University. As well as excavation reports and numerous articles in specialist and other journals, Dr MacKie's writings include books on prehistoric archaeology- Scotland: An Archaeological Guide (London, 1974), Science and Society in Prehistoric Britain (London, 1977) and The Megalith Builders (London, 1977) and notable contributions in the study of prehistoric astronomy, radiocarbon dating and the Velikovsky debate. He was a founding ...
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130. Contributors [Kronos $]
... ; Mr. Hastie's relevant interests have included being site supervisor with the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem. He also participated at the recent Oxford conference on archaeoastronomy and has prepared several papers on this subject which are currently awaiting publication. Thomas McCreery (B.Sc.- Hons.- Strathclyde University); After initially working in military applications of acoustics, Mr. McCreery was employed as an acoustical consultant in Europe. At present, he lectures in physics at Cardonald College, Glasgow, and is also leading a project to resurvey Scottish megalithic sites. Thomas Moulds; Mr. Moulds, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, is one of the most distinguished artists at present working in the west of Scotland. Besides having held several successful exhibitions, he was also art editor of the Molindinar Press. Lynn E. Rose (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania); Dr. Rose is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition to his graduate work in ancient philosophy, his baccalaureate major was in ancient history and classical ...
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