Who are we?
We are a bunch of high school students aiming to find out more about subjects we don't learn about in school. This project was actually created as an entry for Thinkquest Internet Challenge 2001, and we hope you enjoy surfing through the site. This is not standard textbook material; and there are few unbiased websites on the subject matter. The end result aims to present to the viewers an accurate collative study of archaeoastronomy not clouded by mass speculation. It also aims to allow readers to draw their own conclusions of the societies and cultures being studied, as well as show the level of attainment of astronomical observation of the people groups being studied and how they interacted and responded to their perceptions of the cosmos. It also provides some information on several major speculative theories related to archaeoastronomy and show both sides of the issue. The de-bunking of such controversies will be left to the viewer. Enjoy your reading!
Rebecca Boon, Ray R Pang and Ralph R Edge.
Many thanks to Edward Dawson, David R. Hixson and Clive Ruggles for allowing us to use their photos on our webpage. Thanks also go out to to Prof. Dave Synder, Paul Haanen and all others who answered our questions and allowed us to post their replies on our website. We also appreciate the help of our coaches Lester W Lim and R Santom.
Photographs and some of the graphics used on this website, where not accredited, were taken from sources distributing them as royalty free materials, such as the NASA public domain images. If your photo has been mistakenly included and you are unhappy about it, please email us.
All maps were taken from the University of Texas at Austin Online Map Collection.
Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings : Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power, E C Krupp, 1999, John Wiley and Sons
Echoes of the Ancient Skies : Astronomy of the Lost Civilisations, E C Krupp, 1983, Harper and Row
Aztec Eyewitness Guides, Baquedano Elizabeth, 1993, Dorling Kindersley Limited, London
Techonology in the Time of the Aztecs, Morgen Nina, 1998, Steck-Vaughn Company
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology, edited by Paul G Bahn, 1996, Cambridge University Press
Living The Sky - The Cosmos of the American Indian, Ray A Williamson, 1984, Snowden Hodges
The Incas, Wood Tim, 1996, Reed Educational and Professional Publishing Ltd