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Megaliths, Myths and Men: An Introduction to Astro-Archaeology - Peter Lancaster Brown

Book Club Associates, 1977, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, 1" closed tear to the top corner of the upper panel, further shorted closed tears to the head and foot of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the author’s preface: “A popular astro-archaeological guide and definitive source book. Nowadays the astronomical interpretation of archaeological monuments and other material has come to be known as astro-archaeology for want of a better name. The amalgam of ancient astronomy and archaeology as a hybrid discipline may be traced back to the time of Napoleon’s great scientific expedition to Egypt, and perhaps earlier to Isaac Newton’s studies in ancient chronology. It was not, however, until Sir Norman Lockyer began his pioneer researches in Egypt and then in Britain that the English-speaking general readership, through his books ‘The Dawn of Astronomy’ (1894) and ‘Stonehenge and other British Stone Monuments’ (1906), were made aware of the wide possibilities of a novel approach to solving some of the puzzling problems inherited from the ancient world.”

Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 324

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