Avebury and the Cosmos of Our Ancestors

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John Hunt Publishing, 2011 - 360 sivua
A fresh look at the World Heritage Site that includes Avebury henge, West Kennet long barrow and Silbury Hill. Mann combines archaeology, astronomy and anthropology to offer an original and convincing account of the building of these extraordinary Neolithic monuments. The ancient Britons were inspired by a profound knowledge of the heavens when they erected the monumental stones of Avebury. Mann throws light on the motive behind the creation of its awe-inspiring mounds and megaliths by demonstrating that they were aligned to the cycles of the Sun, Moon and stars. This book will help visitors and readers to see Avebury in a wholly new light - the light of the heavenly bodies that guided its Neolithic builders. Avebury Cosmos will reawaken our ancient reverence for the stars and deepen our respect for the extraordinary abilities and forgotten knowledge of our prehistoric ancestors.
 

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Sisältö

Introduction
1
Neolithic Cosmos
15
Dating Avebury
28
Assembling Avebury
43
The Midwinter Sky
57
Star of Fertility the Winter Solstice Sun
72
Exact Calendars
85
In the Image of the Milky Way
92
the West Kennet Palisade Enclosures
167
West Kennet Avenue
185
A Conspicuous and Convenient Notch
199
Return to Avebury
211
A Place in the Cosmos
225
Sex Gender the Avebury Stones
239
The World Tree
253
Summary
266

A Bear Mother Cult?
106
Ancient Symbols of Fertility Healing
121
Silbury Hill
137
The Longstones Cove Other Enclosures
150
Gender Power
280
Precession
321
Lunar Cycles Eclipses
339
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