Sites of Ancient Britain in England and Wales:
Southwest | Cornwall
| England South
Southeast | West Sussex
| Lewes | East Sussex
| Kent | Berkshire
| Peak District
| Creswell Crags
| West Yorkshire
| Snowden Carr
| East Yorkshire
| Isle of Man
| North Wales
| South Wales
| Carn Brae | The Hurlers
| Lanyon Quoit | Zennor Quoit | Mulfra Quoit
Penzance | Trelew
ca. 3117 B.C.
please read the Index Page thoroughly for understanding.
One should be aware that there is an unresolved astronomical issue
which we have discovered in the dating as far as mainstream astronomy
Historical Planisphere of astronomer Milton D. Heifetz, constructed
with the counsel of astronomer Owen Gingrich of Harvard, is the
planisphere which we generally have always used to obtain the dates of
ancient Solstices and Equinoxes, because Heifetz adjusts for precession
and stretches constellations on the horizon to appear as they would to
an observer on Earth in a given era.
Heifetz Planisphere, however, does not appear to agree on its dating
with software programs such as Red Shift 4 and Starry Night Pro (in
part programmed by former NASA people), both of which we also use for
our research. We have corresponded with all parties, but have obtained
no satisfactory solution from our point of view, since each side sticks
to its presentation.
reason given by Heifetz for the difference may be that the software
programs do not stretch the constellations on the horizon so that they
appear as they would to an observer on planet Earth - this view is
skewed by the curvature of the starry skies.
although the software programs may be "technically" correct on solstice
and equinox points - something which we are not in a position to judge
- although Starry Night Pro does seem to be right on the money on
eclipses, as opposed to Red Shift 4, which seems to be in error on
these due to a faulty Delta T value - the software programs may not
show the solstice and equinox points on the horizon - i.e. the sun's
rising point in the stars - as the ancients actually saw them. This is
not our field of specialty, so we will await the final resolution of
this problem by the mainstream. It does not affect our analysis of the
meaning of the megaliths, but might change the chronology assigned to
them. Until this is conclusively resolved by mainstream astronomers, we
will follow the chronology we think to be most accurate in terms of the
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