Clive L. N. Ruggles, editor, Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Part I (pp. 1–311): “Themes and Issues”


  • Liz Henty University of Wales Trinity Saint David



Archaeoastronomy, Ethnoastronomy


New York, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London: Springer Science+Business Media New York (2015). Hardback, XXXVI, 2297pp, 597 illus., 372 in colour ISBN 9781461461401. £773.50. eBook. ISBN 978-1-4614-6141-8. £928.20.


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Henty, L. (2015). Clive L. N. Ruggles, editor, Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Part I (pp. 1–311): “Themes and Issues”. Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, 1(2), 285–288.



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