Green Archaeoastronomy

This term denotes an approach in archaeoastronomy that is primarily concerned with developing rigorous procedures in studying the possible astronomical alignment of monumental structures. It involves developing strict criteria for data selection and fieldwork methodology, and the formal statistical analysis of the results. This approach emerged in Britain during the 1970s in the attempt to move alignment studies forward and as a response to the huge controversy between archaeologists and astronomers caused by the conclusions of Alexander Thom.

See also:

Thom, Alexander (1894-1985).

Alignment Studies; Archaeoastronomy; "Brown" Archaeoastronomy; Statistical Analysis.

References and further reading

Aveni, Anthony F., ed. World Archaeoastronomy, 3-12. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

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