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We are students from Eureka High School. We are studying Archaeoastronomy in our Physics class. We would like to know if anyone out there has information on Stonehenge and how it pertains to Archaeoastronomy. For those unfamiliar about Archaeoastronomy, it deals with the position of the sun a nd patterns that are formed with these relations.


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There are a number of good books on sites like Stonehenge. There is a Hopi Indian site, the Nasca lines in Peru, and a woodhenge in England near stonehenge that were all used by the ancients to predict the coming of spring and planting times. Look up a number of good books. The Adler Planetarium has l ots of good data. If you can visit there you should find lots of interesting things.

Samuel P Bowen



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