Avebury and the Cosmos of Our Ancestors
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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The Midwinter Sky
Star of Fertility the Winter Solstice Sun
In the Image of the Milky Way
the West Kennet Palisade Enclosures
West Kennet Avenue
A Conspicuous and Convenient Notch
Return to Avebury
A Place in the Cosmos
Sex Gender the Avebury Stones
The World Tree
A Bear Mother Cult?
Ancient Symbols of Fertility Healing
The Longstones Cove Other Enclosures
Lunar Cycles Eclipses
Muita painoksia - Näytä kaikki
alignment Alnath alpha Centauri ancestors ancient animals appear astronomical Avebury henge Avebury sky-watchers axis axis mundi azimuth Beckhampton beta Centauri brightest star Britain Bronze Age builders Capella Celestial Pole centre chalk circa constellation cosmic cosmos crossing-point Crucis Crux-Centaurus stars Cygnus divine early Earth ecliptic equinox extinction angle Folly Hill Galactic Equator galaxy Gemini heavens heliacal rising horizon Kennet long barrow long barrow Longstones Cove marked markers Martinsell Hill megalithic Mesolithic midwinter Sun Milky monument-builders monuments mound movement Neolithic northern Obelisk observed path precession precessional rising and setting rose Sagittarius Sanctuary sarsen seen shaman shown in Figure Silbury Hill Sirius solar solstice Sun Southern Cross Southern Inner Circle southern stars spirit stars of Crux stellar stone row Stonehenge Sun and Moon symbolic third millennium BCE tradition tribal Underworld visible Waden Hill West Kennet Avenue West Kennet long Windmill Hill winter solstice Zodiac