Stonehenge Astronomy: Anatomy of a Modern Myth

Chippindale, Christopher
January 1986
Archaeology;Jan/Feb86, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p48
Focuses on a project at the University of Missouri-Rolla which incorporates a contemporary view of Stonehenge, a monument of antiquity in England. Prize received by a replica of Stonehenge, created by civil engineers and astronomers; Astronomical study of Stonehenge; Discovery of pits at the Stonehenge carpark.


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