By D. C. Heggie
This quantity summarises the lawsuits of a convention which happened on the collage of Oxford in September 1981. Held lower than the auspices of the overseas Astronomical Union and the overseas Union for the background and Philosophy of technology, the assembly reviewed learn in previous international Archaeoastronomy. The writer bought the ultimate typescript for creation in March 1982. The papers during this ebook are interested in laying off mild on a arguable point of eu prehistory, particularly that of north-west Europe: used to be astronomy practised the following within the overdue Neolithic and bronze a while, and if that is so, what was once its objective? those questions are of noticeable curiosity to prehistorians, yet clean curiosity in them has been prompted mostly by means of these whose expert heritage is within the natural and technologies, whereas they bring up technical concerns that have aroused the curiosity of statisticians and astronomers.
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