Beyond Stonehenge

Beyond Stonehenge

Beyond Stonehenge

Beyond Stonehenge

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Stonehenge is a landmark in time and space. To go beyond is to explore into the mind of man at his earliest beginning. The story has taken me to exciting places--Lake Titicaca, the "roof of the world," the great pharaoh temples on the banks of the Nile, the moors and brays of Scotland.

As an astronomer I have been able to add factual comments on the archaeological legacy of the Northern Hemisphere continents. I am greatly indebted to international scholars and specialists in that wide spectrum of disciplines that converge on the heritage of Homo modernus. I have appreciated conversations and correspondence with Sir Fred Hoyle, Professors Grahame Clark, Glyn Daniel, Arthur Beer, and G. H. S. Bushnell of Cambridge University; Professors Fred L. Whipple, Halam Movius, Owen Gingerich, and Dr. Hugh Hencken of Harvard University; Dr. Thor Heyerdahl, Professor R. J. C. Atkinson of the University of South Wales, and staff members of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

My wife Dorothy has become part of the book as a member of the expeditions, ceramic expert, and editor-in-residence. Tony Morrison, photographer and tropical wildlife expert, has joined cheerily in expeditions and speculations. I have appreciated discussions with Alexander Marshack, Professor Alexander Thom of Oxford University, Harry L. Bricker, Jr., Harrisburg, Pa., officials of the Geophysical Institute of Peru and the Peruvian Air Force, and officials and colleagues in Egypt.

GERALD S. HAWKINS

Norwich, England . . .

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