The Milky Way


  • Fabio Silva Bournemouth University
  • Liz Henty University of Wales Trinity Saint David



The Milky Way




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Fabio Silva, Bournemouth University

Fabio Silva is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Modelling at Bournemouth University. His primary research interest is on how societies have perceived and conceived their environment and used that to time and adjust social, productive and magico-religious behaviours. This steered me to focus my research along two distinct yet complementary strands: archaeological modelling and skyscape archaeology. On the latter, he is not so interested in identifying and collecting celestial alignments but in understanding how they can help peek into the ontologies of past societies. His skyscape research has mostly focused on Neolithic and Bronze Age Portugal and the United Kingdom. His books include Skyscapes: The Role and Importance of the Sky in Archaeology (co-edited with N Campion, Oxbow Books, 2015) and The Materiality of the Sky (co-edited with K Malville, T Lomsdalen and F Ventura, Sophia Centre Press, 2016). He was awarded the Fifth Carlos Jaschek Award from the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC) in 2016.

Liz Henty, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Liz Henty gained her PhD from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and her thesis examined the history of archaeoastronomy and its relationship with archaeology. Her earlier MA thesis was entitled ‘An Examination of Possible Solar, Lunar and Stellar Alignments at the Recumbent Stone Circles of North-East Scotland’. Her books include Visualising Skyscapes: Material forms of cultural engagement with the heavens, (co-edited with D Brown) Routledge, 2020 and The Marriage of Astronomy and Culture: Theory and Method in the Study of Cultural Astronomy, Liz Henty et al. (eds), Culture and Cosmos Special Issue, 2017. She has presented papers at SEAC and the Theoretical Archaeology Group conferences and was a contributor to Skyscapes: The Role and Importance of the Sky in Archaeology, Fabio Silva and Nicholas Campion (eds), Oxbow, 2015. She co-founded and co-edits the Journal of Skyscape Archaeology.


Aveni, A., 2019. Star Stories: Constellations and People. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. DOI:




How to Cite

Silva, F., & Henty, L. (2022). The Milky Way. Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, 8(1), 91–92.




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