Sun, Moon and Man: Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain

This talk explores the cosmological beliefs of the British Neolithic and Early Bronze Age communities (circa 4000 – 1800 BC) and investigates the quest to incorporate the secrets of the universe into the design of British prehistoric monuments.

Arguably, many ancient cultures used the sun for determining direction; the moon for determining time; and the stars for determining the seasons. But were our British prehistoric ancestors doing the same? And if so, was it science or symbolism?

Astronomy and archaeology unite into the enjoyable subject of archeo-astronomy and this one hour lecture explores this fascinating subject and concludes with a question and answer session.

Talk by Dr John Hill

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