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Records in Stone
Papers in Memory of Alexander Thom

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Archie Thom, Hans Motz, Lesley Ferguson, Alexander Thom, Chris Jennings, Aubrey Burl, Euan MacKie, Clive Ruggles, Jon Patrick, Peter Freeman, Ray Norris, Leslie Myatt, Pierre-Roland Giot, David Fraser, Graham Ritchie, Ronald Curtis, Thaddeus Cowan, Alan Davis, Margaret Ponting, Anthony Aveni, Ed Krupp
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  • Date Published: February 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521531306

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  • Professor Alexander Thom, who died in 1985, was a distinguished engineer. Independently of his 'mainstream' academic career, he developed a deep and active interest in the prehistoric megalithic sites of Britain and Brittany, visiting and surveying many hundreds of them over a period of forty years. Thom's interpretations of the field data have aroused strong interest and some intense controversy. The main areas of debate are: geometry (the methods used to set out the megalithic rings, many of which appear to be non-circular); mensuration (the possible use of 'standard' units of measurement in setting out rings and rows); and astronomy (the connection between structures aligned upon the horizon and the rising and setting positions of the sun, moon or stars).

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    • Date Published: February 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521531306
    • length: 540 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 191 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Part I. Alexander Thom's Life and Work:
    1. A personal note about my late father, Alexander Thom Archie Thom
    2. A personal appreciation of Professor Alexander Thom Hans Motz
    3. The career and publications of Alexander Thom Compiled by Archie Thom
    4. A catalogue of the Alexander Thom archive held in the National Monuments Record of Scotland Lesley Ferguson
    5. The metrology and geometry of Megalithic Man Alexander Thom and Archie Thom
    6. Megalithic landscape Chris Jennings
    Part II. Research Papers: Archaeological Research Inspired by Alexander Thom:
    7. 'Without sharp north …' Alexander Thom and the great stone circles of Cumbria Aubrey Burl
    8. Investigating the prehistoric solar calendar Euan MacKie
    9. The stone alignments of Argyll and Mull: a perspective on the statistical approach in archaeoastronomy Clive Ruggles
    10. A cluster analysis of astronomical orientations Jon Patrick and Peter Freeman
    11. Megalithic observatories in Britain: real or imagined? Ray Norris
    12. The stone rows of northern Scotland Leslie Myatt
    13. Stones in the landscape of Brittany Pierre-Roland Giot
    14. The orientation of visibility from the chambered cairns of Eday, Orkney David Fraser
    15. The Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Graham Ritchie
    16. The geometry of some megalithic rings Ronald Curtis
    17. Megalithic compound ring geometry Thaddeus Cowan
    18. The metrology of cup-and-ring carvings Alan Davis
    19. Megalithic Callanish Margaret Ponting
    20. The Thom paradigm in the Americas: the case of the cross-circle designs Anthony Aveni
    21. Light in the temples Ed Krupp
    Abbreviations
    Bibliography.

  • Editor

    Clive Ruggles

    Contributors

    Archie Thom, Hans Motz, Lesley Ferguson, Alexander Thom, Chris Jennings, Aubrey Burl, Euan MacKie, Clive Ruggles, Jon Patrick, Peter Freeman, Ray Norris, Leslie Myatt, Pierre-Roland Giot, David Fraser, Graham Ritchie, Ronald Curtis, Thaddeus Cowan, Alan Davis, Margaret Ponting, Anthony Aveni, Ed Krupp

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