Stones 0f Wonder - orientated standing stones, alignments and cairns in Scotland

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INTRODUCTION

WATCHING THE SUN, MOON AND STARS

THE MONUMENTS

THE PEOPLE AND THE SKY


BACKGROUND

ARCHAEOASTRONOMY

USING THE SITE DESCRIPTION PAGES

VISITING THE SITES

THE LEY LINE MYSTERY


THE SITES

ARGYLL AND ARRAN

MID AND SOUTH SCOTLAND

NORTH AND NORTH-EAST SCOTLAND

WESTERN ISLES AND MULL


Data

DATES OF EQUINOXES AND SOLSTICES, 1997 to 2030 AD

DATES OF MIDSUMMER AND MIDWINTER FULL MOONS, 1997 to 2030 AD


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Individual Site References

Bibliography

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Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain & Ireland
by Clive Ruggles. 1999.
An excellent survey of ancient astronomy, very detailed and with a refreshing multi-disciplinary approach. Especially relevant to Scotland is the reassessment of the work of Alexander Thom, a statistical study of 300 Western Scottish sites, and a close look at the sites on Northern Mull. Essential reading for anyone interested in ancient astronomy.
A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany
by Aubrey Burl. 1995
This is the classic reference work, covering every known stone circle. Includes maps, photos and a fascinating exploration of what is really known about the stone cicles. This is an invaluable book.

Megaliths: Stones of Memory
by Jean-Pierre Mohen. 1999
A look at the megaliths of Europe with a focus on the what is known and what can be guessed about the architectural, scientific, religious, and cultural meaning of the stones.

From Carnac to Callanish; The Prehistoric Stone Rows and Avenues of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany
by Aubrey Burl. 1993
The first comprehensive guide to the stone rows of Western Europe, with a focus on their architecture, art and astronomical uses. Full of excellent maps, plans and photos.
The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy
by James Evans. 1998
A readable account of astronomy from Babylonian times through to classsical times and medieval Europe. It is writen for a general audience, and explores the place of astronomy in human culture.
Stonehenge: Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos
by John David North
A speculative but interesting look at Stonehenge and the other achievements of the people who built it, written by a historian of science.


Scottish Prehistory
by Richard Oram. 1998
A look at ancient Scotland from Mesolithic times through to the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and the rise of the Celts. Includes details on key monuments to visit from each period.




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