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Bowsden History Group Extra Event

September 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Peter Tullet who is visiting this area later in September and has offered to talk to Bowsden History Group about his book “Petroglyphs and the Stars in Northumberland”.
Peter writes : The talk will describe how the Northumberland sky was different in Neolithic times and how I was able to estimate a date of c. 2300BC to when the monuments were last used. Measurements made on the rock faces strongly suggest that they depicted patterns of stars to an accuracy of better than 1 degree of arc, an incredible achievement. I would also describe a possible role for the many cairns marked on the OS maps and a connection with the Moon.

These things are described in the book which could be used as a handbook by anyone interested in attempting to decode the cup and ring marks. My hope is that as a result of demonstrating a connection with the stars more will be done to preserve these amazing stones – there is no other record in existence of the brightness of the stars in Neolithic times. 

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Date:
September 20, 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organiser

Nick Jones

Venue

Bowsden Village Hall
Bowsden
Berwick-upon-Tweed,NorthumberlandTD15 2TWUnited Kingdom
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