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The Astronomical Significance of Stonehenge
The Astronomical Significance of Stonehenge
by C.A. Newham
Edition: Pamphlet

5.0 out of 5 stars In the beginning..., 9 July 2012
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Newham's leaflet is the for-runner to Hawkins 'Stonehenge Decoded', which was the publication that really captured the public's imagination. But the ideas put forward by Hawkins find their origins in Newham's leaflet. That does not detract from the impact or work of Hawkins, which was a next step and another important one. What it does reveal is the line of thinking that lead to Hawkins and other works, one feeding into another, building and growing.

Having said that, its a small piece of work. But from a purely historical point of view this leaflet is an important piece of work which needs to be regarded in the context of the time it was written and the influence it had on the development and concepts in early archaeoastromony. It easy now to look back expect more, but even at only 48 pages, it is a spear of light into the muddled thinking that plagued our understanding of the possible functions and place of stone circles in the development of man in North Western Europe. And for that Newham gets five stars. Buy it.


Toshiba PX1624E-1HC2 320GB StorE Alu2 USB 2.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive Silver
Toshiba PX1624E-1HC2 320GB StorE Alu2 USB 2.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive Silver

4.0 out of 5 stars A drive is a drive, 9 July 2012
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I wanted a cheap external drive for backups so I choose this one. Nice design, only uses one cable to connect to a PC. Does what I want it too. Since I'm not looking for performance, read/write speeds my reason for choosing this was on price and a brand that I trust.


The Stones of Time: Calendars, Sundials and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland
The Stones of Time: Calendars, Sundials and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland
by Martin Brennan
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars The writing on the wall, 8 April 2010
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Originally published as 'The Stars and the Stones' by Thames and Hudson. Brennan's book is part mythology, part art history, part astronomy and part detective story. This is a truly great read; Brennan takes the reader with him on a quest to unlock the hidden meaning behind some of the oldest man made marks on the planet found among the oldest buildings. Surviving preserved for over 5 thousand years, (predating the pyramids and Stonehenge by over 1000 years) the engravings on what archaeologist have called Irish passage tombs point in a very different direction.

Brennan weaves his way through ancient myth, astronomy and finally to an interpretation of the art and how that relates to the function of these mounds. In the process he unlocks the code, and reveals that the builders of Newgrange and older Irish megaliths were adept astronomers who recorded their data on the kerb and passage stones of their buildings. He capably demonstrates that these mounds are in fact calindrical devices. Brennan's discoveries (now 30 years old) are still cutting edge. If you are interested in the early intellectual development of man and are tired of hearing about aliens or graves, then here is a solid fascinating book by a pioneer whose conclusions still challenge modern perceptions. Exceptional writing and story telling makes the subject accessible while still giving real depth. A must read.


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