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Pushing back the frontiers or still running around the same circles? ‘Interpretative archaeoastronomy’ thirty years on


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Resultado de imagen para CULTURA VINCA


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Danubian (Old Europe, 7000-5000BCE)

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Share this:Stone monoliths found buried near Stonehenge could have been part of the largest neolithic monument built in Britain, archaeologists believe. The 4,500-year-old stones, some measuring 15ft (4.5m) in length, were discovered under 3ft of earth at Durrington Walls “superhenge”. The monument was on “an extraordinary scale” and unique, researchers said. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes …
a row of 90 massive standing stones outside of Durrington Walls henge may be contemporary with the stones at Stonehenge.
2600-2500 BCE. Durrington Walls in Midwinter, by Peter Dunn

Durrington Walls

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2900 -2000 BCE, late Neolithic stone tools
The Stream of Time: The Minoans: Paleolithic and Neolithic Crete
4800 BC. Barnenez - Wikipedia. Cairn of Barnenez is a Neolithic monument located in, Brittany (France). It dates to the early Neolithic; it is considered one of the earliest megalithic monuments in Europe, as well as one of the oldest man-made structures in the world. It is also remarkable for the presence of megalithic art.


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size: 24x16in Photographic Print: Entrance to Cairn T in the Loughcrew Hills, 35th Century Bc by CM Dixon :
Equinox Sunrise Illumination - Loughcrew Cairn T


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Lay-out of West Kennet long barrow in relation to ditches (Image © Steve Marshall)
From : wikipedia - * Graphic of Layout of WKLB - West Kennet Long Barrow * - WKLB is a Neolithic tomb or barrow situated on a prominent chalk ridge near Silbury Hill, one and one-half miles south of Avebury in Wiltshire  -
4000 BCE. Ballyutoag Neolithic Site, Belfast, Co Antrim. The Cairn itself is the remains of a court tomb. Our view shows the court cairn in the foreground along with two Neolithic settlements beyond. Between the settlement on the left and the cairn, people are working close to the Flush River. For more information visit

Long Barrows

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Leesmateriaal over hunebedden, in eenvoudige taal. Geschikt voor groep 4 en 5. Het prentenboek 'Het grote bouwwerk' vormt de rode draad.
4000-3000 BCE. Great dolmen of Zambujeiro, Évora, Portugal.

megalithic timeline

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Researchers reveal the burial rituals of the “oldest city in the world”
Black Canaan: The first settlements | Jericho Plaster Skull | 7000 BC

near East

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A reconstruction of archaeological site Orkney
De eldste europeiske byene Ötzi – ismannen fra steinalderen Balkan Sesklo Dimini Varna kulturen Vinča culture Cernavoda kulturen Karanovo culture Gumelniţa–Karanovo culture Cucuteni-Trypillian Hama…
Reconstruction of structure 7, Skara Brae.


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Knowth, Ireland
56: Neolithic Dolmen stone, Gavrinis Island, Brittany, France. c.3,500BC | Fine Stone Miniatures
Ancient Ireland

Rock art

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Devnya culture tomb
Female Statues in Portela de Mogos Stone Circle (Portuguese).
Over life-size anthropomorphic stele form ARco, alpine Italy. Gendered male on the strenght of multiple daggers, halberds, and axes, elaborate festoon belt, and necklace. (c. 3500 BC)

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The earliest agriculturalists and pastoralists in the territory of Ukraine | Ukraine History, Grade 7
Male dress, Mariupol culture, Ukraine, Neolithic, second half of the 5th millennium BCE
The earliest agriculturalists and pastoralists in the territory of Ukraine | Ukraine History, Grade 7


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Realms Of Gold The Novel: The Varna Gold Treasure

Varna (4600-4,100 BCE)

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an aerial view of a construction site in the middle of nowhere
The Larkhill causewayed enclosure - Current Archaeology
the cambridge university press logo is shown
Pushing back the frontiers or still running around the same circles? ‘Interpretative archaeoastronomy’ thirty years on | Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union | Cambridge Core
Pushing back the frontiers or still running around the same circles? ‘Interpretative archaeoastronomy’ thirty years on
the cover of vistas in astronomy
Megalithic astronomy: The last five years
there are many large rocks on the side of this road that is lined with grass
Significance of Megalithic Monuments in Atlantic Europe?
an artist's rendering of a village in the middle of a field with many buildings and trees
Europe’s prehistoric mega-settlements were almost exclusively vegetarian
the sun is setting over an old building with stone pillars and arches in front of it
Mnajdra temples solstice and equinox alignment
Mnajdra temples solstice and equinox alignment
a narrow passage between two large rocks
Images of Loughcrew Cairns by Steve Emerson
the sun shines through an intricately designed piece of cloth on a dark surface
Loughcrew Spring Equinox March 2005
Equinox Sunrise Illumination - Loughcrew Cairn T
an image of some kind of rock with writing on it and symbols painted on it
Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns | Ancient Ireland
Equinox Stone - Loughcrew Cairn T -- Megalithic Cairn at the Slieve na Caillaigh hills at Loughcrew. This stone is illuminated at sunrise on the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes. Part of a passage tomb, built around 3400 BC.
some rocks with carvings on them and one has a light at the end of it
Cairn T Chamber, Loughcrew, Co. Meath
an old drawing of a well in the ground
Astronomy at Cairn L
onwell's illustration of the Whispering Stone and large basin in the right hand recess of Cairn L. From about 1870.Ancient astronomy at Cairn L in Loughcrew | Whispering Stone | Samhain Imbolc sunrise | Sacred Island Guided Tours
a large rock sitting on top of a grass covered hillside next to a blue sky
Sculptures de pierre dans le cairn du complexe mégalithique de Loughcrew
an image of a hill in the distance with clouds above it and people walking around
Cairn T Loughcrew
an old diagram shows the structure of a tree
Cairn T at Loughcrew
Cairn T and the Loughcrew equinox | Sliabh na Cailleach | The Witches Mountains…
two large rocks with designs on them
Loughcrew Passage tomb complex – Pilgrimage In Medieval Ireland
Antiquarian sketch of decoration backstone cairn T, Loughcrew
Cairn T ceiling stone Loughcrew Cultural Landscape
Cairn T ceiling stone, Loughcrew
Cairn T ceiling stone Loughcrew
an old stone structure is lit up at night with the moon shining in the sky
The Hag's Cairn (Cairn T), Loughcrew
an ancient rock with writing on it and green moss growing out of the rocks below
Mythical Ireland | New Light on the Ancient Past
a map showing the location of fourknocks, including two microphone locations and three different
Geniet: MegaSound: Sound in Irish neolithic buildings
Fourknocks acoustics - quote: My idea is that megalithic buildings were rare in neolithic times and because most dwellings were of wood/thatch/open spaced, the totally different acoustic experience could make the megalithic buildings extra special.
a diagram of the passage to four rocks and how it looks like they were built
Fourknocks – the Little Giant
excavationdiagram FourKnocks
an image of a bicycle wheel with parts labeled in the top half and bottom half
an aerial view of a grassy field with a path in the center and trees around it
Images of Fourknocks Megalithic Passage Tomb - Ireland
there is a large rock in the cave
Fourknocks Megalithic Tomb
Fourknocks Megalithic Tomb || Amongst the various megaliths we’d plan to see on our trip in 2016, Fourknocks was probably one of the most remote. Since its tucked away in the Boyne Valley region... {Click to read more}
a large grass covered mound in the middle of a field
5,000 year old Fourknocks Megalithic Passage Chamber Tomb in the Boyne Valley. County Meath, Ireland.
some rocks that have been carved into the ground
Fourknocks lintel stone
Fourknocks lintel stone
some rocks that have been placed together in the dark, with one rock on it's side
Fourknocks Passage Tomb
Fourknocks Passage Tomb – Stamullen, Ireland - Atlas Obscura
an underground tunnel with stone walls and cobblestone walkway leading into the light at the end
Inside Fourknocks
Inside Fourknocks
the light at the end of the tunnel shines brightly into the dark, rocky area
Welcome to Fourknocks, a 5,000-year-old megalithic site in Meath
Mythical Ireland blog: Welcome to Fourknocks! - a quick tour of ancient megalithic monument in photographs and video