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Published on August 6, 2009

Author: avygravy

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Student Presentation made for the Sci-Fi course July 11-September 18 (2009) at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore.

Α Ρ Χ Η Α Ε Ο Α Σ Τ Ρ Ο Ν Ο Μ Ψ a r c h a e o a s t r o n o m y Α Ρ Χ Η Α Ε Ο Α Σ Τ Ρ Ο Ν Ο Μ Ψ Α Ρ Χ Η Α Ε Ο Α Σ Τ Ρ Ο Ν Ο Μ Ψ Α Ρ Χ Η Α Ε Ο Α Σ Τ Ρ Ο Ν Ο Μ Ψ

a r c h a e o a s t r o n o m y Rather than looking into the future of science and imagining what it could possibly be like, Archaeoastronomy (aslo spelled as archeoastronomy) is a “study” of how in the past, cultures and civilizations have understood the realms that exist beyond our planet and what role phenomenon occuring in the sky played in their lives. The reason why one could call it science fiction, is because technologies originating from many civilizations were lost when the civilizations died out. We are still unsure of the internal workings of these technologies and cultures, and delving into a rich study based on assumptions and what we have at present, renders it as science fiction.

P U E B L O B O N I T O The use of symbols to record The Crab Supernova or SN 1054 in New Mexico.

a r c h a e o a s t r o n o m y “In his short history of 'Astro-archaeology' John Michell argued that the status of research into ancient astronomy had improved over the past two centuries, going 'from lunacy to heresy to interesting notion and finally to the gates of orthodoxy.' Nearly two decades later, we can still ask the question: Is archaeoastronomy still waiting at the gates of orthodoxy or has it gotten inside the gates?” Todd Bostwick quoting John Michell

S t o n e h e n g e Stonehenge

S t o n e h e n g e According to Newham, “Stonehenge's latitude is unusual in that only at this approximate latitude (within about 50 km) do the lunar and solar events above occur at right angles to one another.” There are many theories related to archeoastronomy that are trying to solve the mystery that surrounds the construction of Stonehenge. Questions revolving around the change in earth’s magnetic compass to those around the sun and moon calendars in prehistoric times have been asked. The technology and purpose behind such a structure remains alien to us.

S t o n e h e n g e •Gerald Hawkins, 1963, The Neolithic Computer Theory •Newham, date unknown, Parallelogram Theory •Alexander Thoms, 1973, Landscape Study, failed. • M.W.Postins, The Solar System Representation Theory

P y r a m i d s Pyramids at Giza

P y r a m i d s http://www.templeofsolomon.org/christpi.htg/

O t h e r O b j e c t s Antikythera mechanism

O t h e r O b j e c t s The Nebra Sky Disk

S i m i l a r E l e m e n t s i n S F Symbology and land formations in the TV Series Roswell, based on the UFO crash of 1947.

S i m i l a r E l e m e n t s i n S F The thought process of Land Formations in the movie “Signs” has indirect associations with archeoastronomy.

S i m i l a r E l e m e n t s i n S F Stories such as Tomb Raider and the Fountain (despite not being sci-fi) have more direct take-aways from archaeoastronomy.

Α Ρ Χ Η Α Ε Ο Α Σ Τ Ρ Ο Ν Ο Μ Ψ L O O K A T T H E S T A R S Α Ρ Χ Η Α Ε Ο Α Σ Τ Ρ Ο Ν Ο Μ Ψ Α Ρ Χ Η Α Ε Ο Α Σ Τ Ρ Ο Ν Ο Μ Ψ Α Ρ Χ Η Α Ε Ο Α Σ Τ Ρ Ο Ν Ο Μ Ψ

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