By D. C. Heggie
This quantity summarises the court cases of a convention which came about on the college of Oxford in September 1981. Held below the auspices of the foreign Astronomical Union and the foreign Union for the heritage and Philosophy of technology, the assembly reviewed examine in outdated global Archaeoastronomy. The writer bought the ultimate typescript for construction in March 1982. The papers during this publication are fascinated with laying off mild on a arguable point of eu prehistory, specially that of north-west Europe: was once astronomy practised the following within the overdue Neolithic and bronze a while, and if that is so, what used to be its function? those questions are of seen curiosity to prehistorians, yet clean curiosity in them has been encouraged principally by way of these whose expert historical past is within the natural and technologies, whereas they elevate technical concerns that have aroused the curiosity of statisticians and astronomers.