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PROPOSAL

Homepage
Statement of purpose
What's the story?
Structure and policy
Methodology
Irish policy recommendations
Research programmes
Principal Irish megalithic sites
Boyne Valley map
The indigenous connection
Acknowledgements
About the author
About the name
Contact details
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CONTEXT

Irish megalithic monuments
Historical background
Photo gallery 1: overview
Photo gallery 2: Knowth
Newgrange sunbeam
Related reading
Related websites

Carrowmore appeal


Suspected astronomical alignments in the Boyne Valley 2001 Global Vision (click to enlarge)

 
THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ASTROARCHAEOLOGY

The International Institute of Astroarchaeology is a proposed new organisation to research and promote awareness of the astronomical features of Irish megalithic monuments dating from the sixth to the third millennium BCE.

A long tradition of academic ignorance and/or denial of these features has led to monuments at the Boyne Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site and at Carrowmore in County Sligo being damaged by recent archaeological "restoration" for the sake of tourist dollars. The blocking of the entrance to the Eastern passage of Knowth by a slab of concrete is particularly outrageous. (See What's the Story? for details).

The Institute was proposed by Michael O'Callaghan in 2001 under the aegis of Global Vision Corporation (now Global Vision Foundation), in collaboration with a network of colleagues and more than 1,100 people from 32 countries who signed the Ancient Irish Monuments Appeal.

This website (now archived at www.global-vision.org) was launched on Earth Day 2001. The Proposal section provides details of the proposed Institute's purpose, anticipated policy and structure, and research programmes, along with Irish policy recommendations, and maps of principal Irish megalithic sites and suspected astronomical alignments in the Boyne Valley area.

The Context section provides historical background information, photos of Irish megalithic sites including the controversial restoration work at Knowth, recommended reading and web links.

We circulated the proposal in 2001 for comment to prospective advisers, staff, boardmembers, partner organisations and funders. We also looked for Irish-based archaeologists and astronomers willing to support the Institute's effort to effect a paradigm-shift in Irish megalithic archaeology so that our astronomically designed megalithic heritage may receive the recognition and protection it needs for the sake of future generations. For enquiries, please email Michael O'Callaghan at moc@global-vision.org or contact him at this address.

See the long list of supporters who signed our Ancient Irish Monuments Appeal.


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Updated 2 October 2015
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