Monday, July 21, 2014

Newly-Discovered Hopewell Mound Group Woodhenge Found to be Solstice Aligned

Map of Hopewell Mound Group (Shetrone 1926:196) superimposed over LiDAR image showing location of Great Circle Woodhenge. Image Courtesy of The Ancient Earthworks Project Blog.
Map of Hopewell Mound Group (Shetrone 1926:196) superimposed
over LiDAR image showing location of Great Circle Woodhenge.
Image Courtesy of The Ancient Earthworks Project Blog.
July 8, 2014.
William F. Romain, of The Ancient Earthworks Project Blog, has written an exciting post about how the Hopewell Mound Group's recently discovered Woodhenge is aligned to the Solstice.

"The interesting thing about the Great Circle design is that the summer solstice alignment is orthogonal to the diagonal of the 1/4 HMU square; and further, the diagonal of the square and its solstice orthogonal establish the locations for at least two of the gateways into the circle. In this design, astronomic observations, geometry, and a specific unit of length are integrated in a sophisticated and unique way. "

To read the full post, click here.


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