Clive Ruggles

Astronomical heritage

Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy

Read more on the UNESCO–IAU Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy and about astronomical heritage in general

Free downloads

ICOMOSIAU Thematic Studies on Astronomical Heritage

No. 1 (2010): See here for more information or click here to download a copy directly (46 Mb)

No. 2 (2017): See here for more information or click here to download a copy (19 Mb)

 

Stonehenge and Ancient Astronomy

 

Download a copy of the Royal Astronomical Society’s factsheet

Image collection

Leicester University Archive

An archival collection of c. 1100 images of archaeological and archaeoastronomical interest has been available on-line since 1995.

     

     

Thousands of new images are (very!) gradually being made available— see here

Publications

 

(With Ivan Ghezzi) Chankillo: a 2,300-year-old solar observatory in coastal Peru. In Anthony F. Aveni (ed.), Foundations of New World Cultural Astronomy, University Press of Colorado, 2008, 181–198. [First published 2007.]

 

(With Nicholas Saunders) The study of cultural astronomy. In Anthony F. Aveni (ed.), Foundations of New World Cultural Astronomy, University Press of Colorado, 2008, 725–750. [First published 1993.]

 

 

(With Gary Urton) Introduction. In Clive Ruggles and Gary Urton (eds), Skywatching in the Ancient World: New Perspectives in Cultural Astronomy, University Press of Colorado, 2010 [2007], 1–15.

 

Cosmology, calendar, and temple orientations in ancient Hawai‘i. In Clive Ruggles and Gary Urton (eds), Skywatching in the Ancient World: New Perspectives in Cultural Astronomy, University Press of Colorado, 2010 [2007], 287–329.

 

     

Interpreting solstitial alignments in Late Neolithic Wessex. Archaeoastronomy: The Journal of Astronomy in Culture, 20 (2007 [dated 2006]), 1–27.

       

 

(With Mike Parker Pearson, Ros Cleal, Peter Marshall, Stuart Needham, Josh Pollard, Colin Richards, Alison Sheridan, Julian Thomas, Chris Tilley, Kate Welham, Andrew Chamberlain, Carolyn Chenery, Jane Evans, Chris Knüsel, Neil Linford, Louise Martin, Janet Montgomery, Andy Payne and Mike Richards) The Age of Stonehenge. Antiquity, 81 (2007), 617–639.

 

 

(With Ivan Ghezzi) Chankillo: a 2300-Year-Old Solar Observatory in Coastal Peru. Science, 315 (2007), 1239–1243 and supporting materials.

 

     

Arqueoastronomía en Polinesia. In José Lull García (ed.), Trabajos de Arqueoastronomía, Agrupación Astronómica de La Safor, Gandía, Spain, 2006, 257–281. [In Spanish]

       

Archaeoastronomy. In Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn (eds), Archaeology: The Key Concepts, 11-16. Routledge, Abingdon, 2005.

 

Landscape archaeology and the archaeology of pilgrimage: a view from across the Atlantic. In John B. Carlson (ed.), Pilgrimage and the Ritual Landscape in Pre-Columbian America, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC. Remains in press.

 

     

(With David Turton). The haphazard astronomy of the Mursi. In Von Del Chamberlain, John Carlson and M. Jane Young (eds) with Clive Ruggles (assistant editor), Songs from the Sky: Indigenous Astronomical and Cosmological Traditions of the World, Ocarina Books, Bognor Regis and Center for Archaeoastronomy, College Park MD, 2005, 299–309.

       

 

Heiau orientations and alignments in Kaua‘i. Archaeoastronomy: The Journal of Astronomy in Culture, 16 (2002 [dated 2001]), 46–82.

 

L’uso dell’Archeoastronomia nell’esplorazione della cosmologia antica: problemi di teoria e metodo. In Francesco Bertola, Giuliano Romano and Eduardo Proverbio (eds), L’Uomo Antico e il Cosmo, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Atti dei Convegni Lincei), Rome, 2002, 19–33. [In Italian]

 

 

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Archaeoastronomy

… is the study of beliefs and practices relating to the sky in the past, especially in prehistory, and the uses to which people's know- ledge of the skies was put.

     
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Alice Ruggles Trust

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