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Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain

Synopsis
Introduction to the hypotheses of Alexander Thom on prehistoric observational astronomy. The method by which such observations might have been made is explained with the aid of diagrams and animation. The evidence in support of Thom’s idea is reviewed and its implications discussed. There are also specifically shot film sequences, showing two possible prehistoric astronomical sites.
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videotape reel. RCA 2 in. b&w. 53 min.
Year of production
1971
Availability
Hire
Subjects
Astronomy
Keywords
prehistoric cultures; Thom, Alexander

Credits

Writer
Euan W MacKie
Cast
Euan W MacKie 

Sponsor

Name

University of Glasgow, Hunterian Museum

Distributor

Name

University of Glasgow, Department of Media Services

Phone
0141-330 4611
Fax
0141-330 5674
Address
Southpark House
64 Southpark Avenue
Glasgow
G12 8QQ
Notes
1985 cat still current 1994

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