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Ancient Monument Latitudes Evidence Accurate Astronomy

2014.04.18 - Today is the International Day on Monuments and Sites. I'm celebrating with a new web page. Here is an excerpt:

"Given latitude placements are intentional, positioning monuments evidences the earliest known precise astronomical and geodetic measurements. Spanning the range of their construction, the greatest of ancient monuments evidence a capability of accurately determining latitude. The earliest evidence of astronomical observatories using exact sciences may also be implied by latitude positioning."

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Updates

2014.02.02 - Hundreds of Geoglifos Discovered in the Amazon article updated with newly discovered geoglyphs, twenty new photographs, new videos, additional placemarks and links, and a database file. With the newest Google Earth high-resolution aerial photography updates, there are now 240 geoglifos placemarked, plus many ground lines. The new discoveries extend the area of geoglifos east, west, and south, including just across the border in Bolivia. Download brazil_geoglifos.kml placemarks for Google Earth. Read article.

Rio Branco geoglifo circular

2014.02.14 - Updated archaeogeodesy.xls v2014 includes the new geoglyphs and additional sites worldwide. The Excel applet provides numerous ancient astronomy research functions and calculates arc distances and bearings for three sites, providing coordinates for mounds, pyramids, monuments, and other sites worldwide.

2014.02.19 - Updated placemark files: Mesa Verde, Colorado, Hovenweep, Utah, Salinas Missions.

   
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