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... From: The Riddle of Prehistoric Britain by Comyns Beaumont CD Home | Contents Part One: Britain's Great Antiquity Chapter VI The Stone-Worshippers "It is probable that it was the Megalithic people belonging to the Early Bronze Age who built Stonehenge, Avebury and Stanton Drew, and tribes who could use such immense monuments must have developed corporate life to a considerable extent." D. P. D0BS0N. The sacredness of great stones of certain composition was taught by the Druids and other teachers among the early races, based on a profound understanding of the natural laws that govern the universe, and it makes no difference to this profundity, in fact it led to gross abuses. The ...
32. Bookshelf [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Review Vol 1 No 5 (Summer 1977) Home | Issue Contents Bookshelf Brian Moore Circular Arguments SCIENCE AND SOCIETY IN PREHISTORIC BRITAIN by Euan W. MacKie Elek, 1977: £12.50; MEGALITHS, MYTHS AND MEN by P. L. Brown Blandford, 1976: £4 .75; THE STONE CIRCLE OF THE BRITISH ISLES by A. Burl: Yale University Press, 1976: £10.00; It has been estimated that the inhabitants of Neolithic Britain constructed some two and a half thousand stone circles in the years between -2500 and -1500. Of these less than 900 remain, in varying states of ruin. For centuries they ...
33. The Stones of Time; Calendars, Sundials, and the Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland by Martin Brennan (Book Review) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2005 (Sep 2005) Home | Issue Contents The Stones of Time; Calendars, Sundials, and the Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland by Martin Brennan Rochester, Vermont, 1994. Reviewed by Phillip Clapham The claim of this book is that megalithic mounds, otherwise known as passage graves or chambered tombs, are accurate sun chronometers whose structure required precise measurement to allow beams of light to illuminate the interiors at particular moments of the year – and indeed, throughout the year. One of the most important points raised by Brennan is that it was not simply the winter or summer solstice, or an equinox, that was being recorded or celebrated ...
34. Neil Steede: From Tiahuanaco to the Giza Plateau [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... Arthur Posnansky who in the 1940s concluded that its famous Kalasasaya Court marked the rising of the sun at the solstices as they would have been observed around 15,000 BC (later dropped to 10,000 BC). In order to assess this claim, Neil had first to be convinced that the rectangular enclosure, marked out by roughly-hewn megaliths interspersed by dry-stone walling, was a solsticial marker. Certainly, it was orientated east towards the rising sun at the equinoxes, and the positioning of four megaliths in the eastern wall, two each side of the gateway, implied that they served a special function. Having determined that the megaliths in the north-east and south-east corners were, ...
... The Inter-Andean Altiplano Cosmological Considerations An Ancient Refuge of Man The Rise of a New Culture The Enigma of Tiahuanaco The Mightiest Stones in the World The Problems of the Slanting Strandline The Selection of the Site The End of a World The Calendar of Kalasasaya Postscript 6 The Mightiest Stones in the World The style of the Second Culture Period of Tiahuanaco is megalithic', but not cyclopean'. Though its history of evolution is quite unknown, it does not seem to be descended directly from cromlech-like or dolmen-like primitive stone pilings, those first steps of prehistoric man towards architecture. The tendency of all architecture everywhere in the world was, and is, to reduce the size of the building elements ...
36. Horizons [Journals] [SIS Review]
... chosen extracts from Adonois, SHELLEY's poem in memory of KEATS; this is followed by Velikovsky's short paper on "The Sulman Temple in Jerusalem" reprinted from SISR II:3 (1977-78) along with a commenting letter from SISR III:1 (Summer, 1978). THOMAS MCCREERY contributes the second part of his detailed study, "Megalithic Lunar Observatories - A Critique", arguing against ALEXANDER THOM'S claim that megalithic man built monuments monitoring lunar perturbations, and GEORGE VID TOMASHEVICH takes an anthropological viewpoint in his "Facts and Values: An Interdisciplinary Perspective". "The Satellites of Neptune and the Origin of Pluto", by R. S. HARRINGTON and T. C ...
37. Flawed Search [Journals] [Kronos]
... readers the work of the Thoms will be the most familiar, and their chapter on stone circles and menhirs follows. Thom's eminence in the field is largely based on the accuracy of his measurements and the precision of his analysis. Recent papers and reviews have, however, cast doubt on some of his figures, with serious results for his megalithic yard and megalithic calendar (Moir et al. Antiquity LIV, 3743, 1980). Misidentification of archaeological monuments has resulted in Thom's describing hut circles and enclosures as stone circles of megalithic type, and some of the lines of foresight suggested for certain sites are shown in the field to be below horizon level, difficult to see without ...
38. Stonehenge - A Calendar? (Forum) [Journals] [Kronos]
... Indo-European Heritage (Chicago, 1978), p. 121. 2. Ibid 3. Ibid., pp. 121-122. 4. R. J. C. Atkinson, Stonehenge: and Neighboring Monuments (HMSO, 1978). 5. Ibid., p. 18. ADDITIONAL READING A. Service and J. Bradbery, Megaliths and Their Mysteries (N .Y ., 1979). C. A. Newham, The Astronomical Significance of Stonehenge (Leeds, 1972). Alban Wall Replies: Michael W. Pitts of the Keiller Museum, Avebury, in a paper he presented in Archaeoastronomy IV:2 (1982), concerning certain pedalogical studies he ...
39. The Cosmic Origins Of Arthur (Book review) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the same. It also explains why the Arthur legends of the Mediaeval period are so inextricably tied up with Christianity. Sweeney's subtitle, Britain's Lost History, is an important pointer to the background of his exploration of the catastrophic origins of the hero figure we have come to know as Arthur. He argues that the ancient dating for the European megalithic culture, especially including Stonehenge, has in one fell swoop deprived Britain of its true importance and position in respect of those areas such as Greece and Mesopotamia which are still accredited as being the earliest civilised cultures. It will come as no surprise to those who know Sweeney's work to find that this book places before us what is at ...
40. Stonehenge: What Was It? [Journals] [Horus]
... coordination of lunar months with solar years could provide a natural, ready-made calendar cycle. There are many examples in ancient history of luni-solar calendar systems based on the fact that there are 235 lunar months in 19 solar years. I will state at the outset that this was the purpose, or at least the end result, of the mysterious megalithic structure called Stonehenge. Stonehenge Since the solar year contains 365 ¼ days, the lunar month 29 ½ days, and the Sun-Moon cycle 19 years, we should expect these numbers to be prominently reflected in the design of the site. This is indeed the case! Over the period of its development, Stonehenge was, in turn: ...
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