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Center for Archaeoastronomy

Center for Archaeoastronomy

Founded in 1978 to investigate mysteries of ancient sites such as Stonehenge and the Nazca lines in Peru. It is a non-profit organization concerned primarily with the science, astronomy, and archaeology of ancient peoples. It grew out of the work of people such as R. J. C. Atkinson, Alexander Thom, Gerald S. Hawkins, and Aubrey Burl on Stonehenge and other megalithic sites in Great Britain. The center publishes a quarterly newsletter, Archaeoastronomy & Ethnoastronomy News In 1997, the Center joined the International Society for Archaeoastronomy and also publishes their newsletter. The Center's former journal, Archaeoastronomy was taken over by the University of Texas press and continues to be published under the name, Archaeoastronomy: The Jourrnal of Astronomy in Culture. Address: Center for Archaeoastronomy, PO Box "X", College Park, MD 20741-3022. Website: http://www.wam.umd.edu/~tlaloc/archastro/index.html.

Sources:

Atkinson, R. C. J. Stonehenge. London: Pelican Books, 1960. Burl, Aubrey. Prehistoric Astronomy and Ritual. Aylesbury, Bucks, England: Shire Publications, 1983.

Center for Archaeoastronomy. http://www.wam.umd.edu/~tlaloc/archastro/index.html. March 8, 2000.

Hawkins, Gerald S. Stonehenge Decoded. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1965.

Thom, Alexander. Megalithic Lunar Observatories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971.

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