Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 9HT
British Megalithic Stone Alignments and Astronomy – Dr Leslie Morrison – RGO
From the Orkneys to Cornwall, there are hundreds of stone circles and other structures dating from the Neolithic period around 4000 years ago.
Some were burial chambers, but the precise reason the circles were constructed is still a mystery. However, it is suggested that at least some of them had a connection with the seasonal motion of the Sun and Moon relative to the horizon.
I will discuss the putative astronomical alignments of several megalithic structures and assess whether these alignments could have arisen by chance rather than have been an integral part and function of the monuments.
Thank you for Leslie for filling in at late notice.