Clive L. N. Ruggles, editor, Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Part II (pp. 313–530): “Methods and Practice”

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  • Liz Henty University of Wales Trinity Saint David

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.v2i1.28887

Keywords:

Skyscape, Archaeology, Archaeoastronomy, Ethnoastronomy, Cultural Astronomy

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

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.

References

Evans, R. J., 2000. In Defence of History. London: Granta Books.

Lomsdalen, T., 2014. Sky and Purpose in Prehistoric Malta: Sun, Moon, and Stars at the Temples of Mnajdra. Lampeter, UK: Sophia Centre Press.

Ruggles, C. L. N., 1984. Megalithic Astronomy: A New Archaeological and Statistical Study of 300 Western Scottish Sites. British Archaeological Reports, British Series 123. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

Ruggles, C. L. N., 2011. “Pushing Back the Frontiers or Still Running Around in the Same Circles? ‘Interpretative Archaeoastronomy’ Thirty Years On”. In Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy: Building Bridges between Cultures, edited by C. L. N. Ruggles, 1–18. Proceedings of the IAU Symposium 278. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s1743921311012427

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Published

2016-07-01

How to Cite

Henty, L. (2016). Clive L. N. Ruggles, editor, Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy. Part II (pp. 313–530): “Methods and Practice”. Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, 2(1), 113-116. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.v2i1.28887

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