In Search of Ancient Astronomies: Stonehenge to Von Daniken, Archaeoastronomy Discovers our Sophisticated Ancestors

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“We do not always trouble ourselves to notice the same things in nature that were of life-and-death interest to our ancestors. What we make of what we see is also changed…But back when the sky was not just an illusion in blue, but a sphere of activity, people noticed the more obvious things and, like ourselves, fashioned and understanding of the Cosmos from them. Sometimes this view was expressed in their monumental architecture, and because we are now beginning to sense this, some of the most tantalizing archaeological mysteries are being explained. A new science has evolved in the process.”

“We are just awakening to the success achieved in Astronomy by many ancient and prehistoric peoples. We are just beginning to appreciate their perseverance. This re-evaluation is also reminding us that these people were bright and curious, and are deserving our respect….Now, pseudo-scientific misconceptions of these earlier peoples are in part dispelled by the reliable, scientific findings of Archaeoastronomy.”

So says E.C. Krupp in his introduction to this first popular over-all survey of the exciting new science Archaeoastronomy—the study of the astronomies of ancient and prehistoric times through Archaeology/ Previous valid research in this area has led to astonishing factual conclusions –including a new theory of Stonehenge--even though both, Astronomy and archaeology have also been exploited by the wildly unsubstantiated theories about ancient astronauts which have become so popular in the last few years.”
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Author: Krupp, E.C., Dr., Editor  

TITLE:  In Search of Ancient Astronomies: Stonehenge to Von Daniken, Archaeoastronomy Discovers our Sophisticated Ancestors  

Format: Hardcover, dust jacket, 300 pgs.

Copyright: 1978  

Publisher:  Doubleday & Co.  

Condition:  Used  

Subject: Archaeoastronomy

Notes Gen: n/a

Notes Used: Very Good book in Good dust jacket. Jacket has some chips and small tears on lower cover edges.

Weight: 2 lbs.

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