Stonehenge 4

Stonehenge 4 - occurs when the sun is at its lowest...

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Terms and Concepts 1. Windmill Hill Culture- refer to Phase 1 2. Beaker Culture- refer to Phase 2 3. Wessex Culture- refer to Phase 3 4. Eclipse- We are able to have eclipse because of the earth’s current position. A lunar eclipse happens when the moon moves into the earth’s shadow created by the sun. This happens with the Full moon because it is the furthest away from the sun. This is especially important to Stonehenge. A solar eclipse happens when the moon is between the earth and the sun. This moon is the New moon because it is the closest to the sun. 5. Solstice The mid-summer solstice occurs where the sun is at its highest perceived point. The mid-winter solstice
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Unformatted text preview: occurs when the sun is at its lowest perceived point. 6. Equinox Vernal (spring) and Autumnal (fall) equinox is when there is an equal amount of daylight and sunlight. This is at the midpoint of the solstices.- With Stonehenge, they were concerned with predicting the eclipses, solstices and the equinoxes. Hence, the Aubrey holes may have contained posts to predict, remember in P1 about the 6 rows of post and in P3 the trilithons. 7. Degrees of Right Ascension- tracing the degrees as one moves along the horizon from the vernal equinox (relates to latitude) 8. Declination- number of degrees above the equator (relates to longitude)...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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