The Mid-Quarter Days and the Historical Survival of British Folk Astronomy

  title={The Mid-Quarter Days and the Historical Survival of British Folk Astronomy},
  author={Stephen C. McCluskey},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={S1 - S19}
  • S. McCluskey
  • Published 1989
  • History
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
Over the past two decades a broad consensus has begun to emerge concerning the astronomical practices of the prehistoric inhabitants of the British Isles. Horizon observations of the sun and moon provide the key elements of this model. The level of precision, although still open to question, seems to be more moderate than earlier claims suggested. Discussions of this astronomy, however, have taken as their main source of evidence the alignments indicated by stone monuments and other structures… Expand

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