Stars, Stones and Scholars: The Decipherment of the Megaliths As an Ancient Survey of the Earth by Astronomy

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Trafford Publishing, 2003 - History - 422 pages
In a thought-provoking analysis of prehistoric art, astronomy, archaeology and the history of civilization, Stars, Stones and Scholars presents the decipherment of the megaliths (standing stones) by Andis Kaulins, Lecturer at the University of Trier in Germany. Stars, Stones and Scholars shows that ancient megalithic sites are remnants of ancient local, regional and worldwide Neolithic surveys of the Earth by astronomy. Circa 40 photographs, 240 drawings and 80 maps show how megaliths were carved and "sculpted" with figures and cupmarks (holes in the stones) to represent stars and constellations, long before the modern astrological Zodiac was known. Megalithic sites from England (Stonehenge), Wales (Paviland), Scotland (Clava Cairns), Ireland (Newgrange, Knowth), Germany (Externsteine), Benelux (Weris), France (Carnac), Italy (La Spezia), Malta (Tarxien), Greece, Turkey (Anatolia), Scandinavia (Tanum), the Baltic, Russia, the Near East, the Far East (China and Japan), Africa, Central and South America (Tikal, Maya, Aztecs), Oceania (Hawaii), The USA (Cahokia, Miami Circle, Clovis) and Canada (Peterborough Petroglyphs) are included in this fascinating book- which, as it is corroborated over time by the research of others- will become a landmark of human literature.
 

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The hermetic tradition claims "As above, so below". Did the ancients mean that literally? Stars, Stones and Scholars shows that many ancient megalithic sites are not tombs, but are remnants of ancient ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
7
THE STONE AGE
9
Megaliths of Scotland
27
Deciphered Megaliths of Scotland by Megalith Site
57
Chapter 6 Deciphered Megaliths and Megalithic Sites of England and Wales
81
WILTSHIRE
119
England West Sussex
141
England Southeast
143
Chapter 7 Deciphered Megaliths and Megalithic Sites of Ireland Ancient Eire
173
CHAPTER 8 MEGALITHIC SURVEY OF EUROPE NORTH AFRICA ca 3117 BC
226
CHAPTER 9 MEGALITHIC SITES OF ASIA
354
CHAPTER 10 Deciphered Megalithic Sites of Mexico Central America Mesoamerica South America Greece and Mesopotamia
368
CHAPTER 11 Megalithic Sites of North America US and Canada THE MEGALITHIC SURVEY OF AMERICA
373
KEYWORD INDEX
380
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