• Liz Henty University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Fabio Silva University of Wales Trinity Saint David and University College London




Archaeoastronomy, Skyscape Archaeology


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Author Biographies

Liz Henty, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Liz Henty left her accountancy career to take the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology MA at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, where she achieved a distinction for her dissertation entitled ‘An Examination of Possible Solar, Lunar and Stellar Alignments at the Recumbent Stone Circles of North-East Scotland’. After taking some short archaeology courses at Aberdeen University, she is now a PhD Student at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, researching the divide between the disciplines of archaeology and archaeoastronomy. She has presented papers at SEAC and the Theoretical Archaeology Group conferences and is a contributor to the forthcoming volume Skyscapes in Archaeology edited by F Silva and N Campion.

Fabio Silva, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and University College London

Fabio Silva has a PhD in Astrophysics (2010) and an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology (2012). He is currently a NERC Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (UK) and a tutor in the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK), where he is responsible for a postgraduate taught module titled 'Skyscapes, Cosmology and Archaeology'. His current research interests focus on how humans perceive their environment (skyscape and landscape) and use that knowledge to time and adjust their social and productive behaviours. His archaeoastronomical research has mostly focused on Neolithic Portugal, though he has also done fieldwork in the United Kingdom and Malta. His books include "Skyscapes: The Role and Importance of the Sky in Archaeology" (edited with Nick Campion, Oxbow Books, 2015).


Chamberlain, V. D., J. B. Carlson and M. J. Young (eds), 2005. Songs from the Sky: Indigenous Astronomical and Cosmological Traditions of the World. Bognor Regis, UK: Ocarina Books.

Ruggles, C. (ed.) 2015. Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. New York: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8




How to Cite

Henty, L., & Silva, F. (2015). Editorial. Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, 1(2), 163–165. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.v1i2.28254