Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ancient Astronomy and the Ancestral Pueblo Anasazi Kivas to Sight Solar and Lunar Risings

Via Sacred studies : Ohio Wesleyan art professor uncovers celestial connection in desert Southwest, a November 1, 2009 article by Doug Caruso at THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH. Read the whole article. Here is my summary with a link to the important illustration:

Two Ohio Wesleyan professors have greatly furthered the cause of my decades-long megalithic research by confirming what I have always argued about the ancient megaliths and such megalithic sites as the Malta Temples.

They are all astronomy, here on the example of the Anasazi (Ancestral Pueblo) Kivas, as proven by Jim Krehbiel, head of the Ohio Wesleyan University Art Department, together with Barbara Andereck, a professor of astronomy and physics at Ohio Wesleyan and one of her students, Natalie Cunningham, who did important calculations.

Here is what they have discovered about the Kivas as astronomical observatories, using stone formations as lines of sight:



source of the ilustration at
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/science/stories/2009/11/01/graph.html

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