This site is a "virtual scratch pad" for an ongoing inquiry into whether
Archaeo Astronomy, or Paleo Astronomy
may have been an important element of the ancient history of the Grave Creek, WV. area.
The working hypothesis is that there are "apparent" alignments among the various mounds and other earthworks, suggesting that a thorough analysis with the technology presently at hand might give evidence of a sophisticated knowledge of celestial objects and events, as evidenced by an interelated complex of mounds and other earthworks.
A collection of resources relating to possible "ancient astronomy" among the "Mound Builders" in the Ohio Valley region.
Grave Creek Mound Historic Site
The Grave Creek Stone
Grave Creek Symbols, astronomical text?
Grave Creek Mound, built by Cherokees?
The Center for Archaeoastronomy University of Maryland
Center for Advanced Spatial Technology (CAST)
North American Database of Archaeological Physics NADAG
ISAAC International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture
West Virginia Archaeological Society
Archaeological Society of Ohio
Fort Ancient...Sun, Moon alignments
Fort Ancient Earthworks...map
Archeological Society of Virginia
Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc.
Ancient Monuments in Arkansas: Martha Ann Rolingson
Hopewell Lunar Astronomy: The Octagon Earthworks by Joseph M. Knapp
View of Near Total Eclipse, as seen from The Octagon Earthworks 5-10-1994
View of Near Total Eclipse, as seen from Grave Creek Mound, 5-10-1994
Solstice Alignments at North American Mound Sites
Aboriginal Star Knowledge Native American Astronomy
The SolMar Project... Solar Markers and Petroglyphs...
Site design for "The SunWheel Project" at the University of Massachussetts
Ancient Eclipse Paths At The Serpent Mound by William F. Romain
Featured Links (from GreatSerpentMound.org)
Mysteries of the Hopewell Astronomers, Geometers, and Magicians of the Eastern Woodlands by William F. Romain
Reference to Earthworks in the Ohio Valley by Thomas H. Robertson in Vol VI, Archaeoastronomy Journal
Your Sky, the
interactive planetarium of the Web
Sunrise, Moundsville...June 21st, 500 A.D.
Sunrise, Moundsville...December 21st, 500 A.D.
Sunrise, Moundsville...March 21st, 500 A.D.
Sunrise, Moundsville...September 21st, 500 A.D.
Moundsville, WV (US): 39n55, 80w45, Look Up Latitude and Longitude
Home Planet by John Walker
Archaeo-astronomy links... excellent group of resources by Ian Townend
Archaeoastronomy and Stonehenge Links, another excellent group of links by Nicole Denae Stolpa
Paleo-astronomy in Sardinia... Relating to Western megaliths, Stonehenge
Astroarcheologia - Archeologia in Sardegna
A reference to International Conference held at Cambridge in 1997
"Paleoastronomy: Sky and Mankind"
e-mail Richard J. Pollack
Near Earth Observatory Foundation