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Cosmology, calendars and society in Neolithic Orkney: a rejoinder to Euan MacKie

  • Clive Ruggles (a1) and Gordon Barclay (a2)
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The authors examine critically MacKie's long-standing contentions concerning Neolithic Britain — theocratic control of society, the relationships between monuments and sunrise or sunset on significant days of the year, the use of an ‘elaborate and accurate’ solar calendar and its survival into the Iron Age and into modern times.

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