A beautiful photo of Stonehenge, the birthplace of archeoastronomy
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Image courtesy of Corel Photography.
Man has always observed the sky. By watching the Sun
, early man could tell what season
was coming next. They had to know this to be able to farm and hunt.
Archeoastronomy started in the 1960's because of discoveries about Stonehenge. Stonehenge is the most famous megalith. Archeoastronomers look at the history of astronomy, but they also look at how astronomy fit into the life of a people.
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