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Glaeser, Georg o. Univ.-Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.techn.

title
HOWTO PRECISELY MEASURE ASTRONOMIC PERIODS OF TIME BY MEANS OF STONE AGE GEOMETR
type
conference proceedings
keywords
Geometry, Computer animation, Applied geometry
texts
description
Astronomy always used to be a typical application field of geometry. Monumental structures like Stonehenge and the Egyptian or Central American pyramids were also giant observatories for the evidently strange motions in the sky. The author will show that the alignments of those structures not only had to do with sun positions, but might also have been influenced by hard-tocomprehend extreme moon positions (lunar standstills) and special positions of the Pleiades. Some special constellations allowed different archaic societies on three continents to precisely determine long periods of time with Stone Age methods, e.g., the length of a year or the time in-between lunar standstills.
authors
Georg Glaeser
publishers
ICGG
date
2012
location
Österreich
published in
title
15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GEOMETRY AND GRAPHICS
edition
1