An Analysis of Archeoastronomy and Observatories Throughout Time

We are taught that humans went from being hunter-gatherers, and “peopling the earth,” prior to 8,000 BC, to developing settled agriculture and raising livestock during neolithic times, the period of Earth’s history beginning around 8,000 BC and lasting until around 600 BC. This in turn, we are told, led to permanent settlements and the rise of civilizations.

The problem with this description of human evolution is what our Ancestors were actually accomplishing during early neolithic times, and it went far, far beyond what we are told Humanity was capable of. It has to do with the consummate aligning of Heaven and Earth worldwide, with the perfect implementation of sacred geometry and astronomical alignments in the landscape, as well as with the measurement of astronomical and cyclical time through careful observations of the heavens over a very long period of time.

We are explicitly taught that indians wearing loincloths were responsible for building the perfectly geometrically- and astronomically-aligned mounds and earthworks, one basketful of dirt at a time, especially where mounds in North America are concerned.

I will show you exactly why this assertion does not hold up under scrutiny in this post.

Watson Brake in Richwood, Louisiana, near Monroe, is dated to 5,400 years ago, and is considered is the oldest earthwork mound complex in North America.

It is located on private property, and is not open for public viewing.

Note the summer and winter solstice alignments depicted here in this diagram of Watson Brake.

This is the famous Stonehenge in Southern England, believed to date to about 5,100 years ago, and has a similar earthwork to what is seen at Watson Brake in Louisiana encircling the big stones.

…which is well-known for its solstice alignments.

Stonehenge has a really nice alignment with the Milky Way as well.

For those of you who may not be aware of it, there is a so-called modern replica of Stonehenge in Maryhill, Washington, said to have been commissioned in the early 20th-century by the wealthy entrepreneur Sam Hall, and dedicated on July 4th, 1918, as a memorial to the people who died in World War I.

In addition to having a solstice alignment…

…it also has a nice alignment going on with the Milky Way, just like Stonehenge in England!

The Avebury Neolithic complex is located near Stonehenge, and it dated to the same time frame as Stonehenge and Watson Brake.

Today this is what is left of the standing stones…

…of what was an ancient serpent temple.

Silbury Hill is located near Avebury, and is called the tallest prehistoric, man-made mound in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.

Crop Circles frequently form in these locations in England.

Serpent Mound in Peebles, Ohio, is the largest serpent effigy in the world.

It was first reported from surveys included in a book called “Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley, published in 1848 by the Smithsonian Institution, and to this day has not been given a definite date of construction.

Serpent Mound has many astronomical alignments contained within its shape…

…as well as Sacred Geometry.

As with Silbury Hill near Avebury, the Miamisburg Mound in Miamisburg, Ohio, is located relatively close to the Serpent Mound…

…and crop circles in North America are found frequently in this part of Ohio.

In Newark, Ohio, the Octagon and Great Circle Earthworks are located on a Golden Ratio Longitude, along with Poverty Point in Louisiana. Newark is 94-miles, or 150-kilometers, from Peebles, Ohio, where the Serpent Mound is located.

This diagram shows the lunar alignments marked by these earthworks in Ohio.

By the way, the Octagon and Great Circle of Newark…

… are now part of the golf course of the Moundbuilders Country Club.

Another striking example of this practice by the Ancient Ones, of the consummate aligning of heaven and earth, is found near Forres, in Scotland.

Forres is in the Grampian Mountains, which are said to have the highest concentration of stone circles found anywhere, and include what are called Recumbent Stone Circles, found only in this part of Scotland and in the far southwest of Ireland.

This is the Recumbent Stone Circle of Crowthie Muir near Forres. The center stone, weighing upwards of 50-tons, is perfectly placed in the landscape…

… for lunar events like this one, as the moon is seen rolling along the top of the recumbent stone on the same night.

While the stone circles of Great Britain and Ireland are the best-known, there stone circles in many places, including in Africa, like the Bagnold Stone Circle in the Libyan Desert…

…the Mzora Stone Circle in Morocco…

…and Nabta Playa, depicted with astronomical alignments, in southern Egypt, situated on the Tropic of Cancer.

Also on the Tropic of Cancer, Necker Island, part of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean, is a relatively small island with over 30 stone temples and shrines.

These have been studied by archeoastronomy experts for astronomical alignments.  This is a shrine on Necker Island…

…and a sketch of a temple platform there.

Famous early astronomical observatories include El Caracol, which is located in the Mayan archeological complex of Chichen Itza, located in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

It is dated to around 906 AD.

The Maya had a spectacular knowledge of astronomy; were skilled engineers; and had a mathematics which could calculate dates billions of years in the past and in the future.

When this observatory was being excavated, advanced design features were discovered that incorporated sophisticated knowledge about how to align the central observatory with the cosmos.

For example, designed into the outer terrace are two slots that follow the curvature of the tower, and which could have supported a viewing apparatus of some sort.

In China, the Gaocheng Astronomical Observatory is located in Dengfeng, in Henan Province.

The great observatory was said to have been built in 1276 to observe the movement of the sun, the stars, and to record time.

It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010 as the “Dengfeng Historic Monuments in the Center of Heaven and Earth.”

Dengfeng is due east of Xi’an, China, where…

…where a significant number of pyramids are located in China.

The Torreon, or Observatory, at Macchu Picchu in Peru is called a rare example of curved Inca architecture, incorporating natural features into its design.

It was said to have been built in 1450 AD.

It was placed inside the Temple of the Sun at the highest altitude of Macchu Picchu.

The tower is built around a stone with a curved groove that is illuminated as the rising sun shines through one window on the June solstice.

Around this same time, this window frames the Pleiades star cluster…which we are told was used by the Incas to determine when to plant potatoes. Sounds like incredibly sophisticated astronomical engineering to only serve as an almanac in stone!!!

The ancient observatory in Chankillo, Peru, said to date back to 300 BC…

…has thirteen regularly-spaced towers…

…where you can see the sun rise and set in gaps between the towers, with the sunrise moving back and forth across the whole structure in a year.

Now on to what would be considered more modern observatories.

We are told The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II, and the site on Greenwich Hill chosen by architect and astronomer Sir Christopher Wren.

The building of the observatory was then completed in the summer of 1676.

It has been the location of the world’s Prime Meridian since 1851.

The time-ball at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich is said to have been in use since 1833.

Every day, the ball rises half-way up the mast at 12:55 pm Greenwich Mean Time, up to the top at 12:58 pm…

…and drops exactly at 1 pm.

We are told this practice was established in order to have a standardized way to mark time for naval ships and the citizenry.

The United States Naval Observatory, located in Washington, DC, is said to be one of the oldest scientific agencies in the United States.

The Naval Observatory maintains the Master Clock for the United States.

There is also a time-ball here, said to have been installed in 1845, and dropped every day, enabling the inhabitants of Washington to set their time-pieces.

Since I believe that all of these observatories were built by the advanced, ancient civilization, I don’t believe the their original purpose was to synchronize the time in this manner.

My speculation as to what their actual function would be goes in the direction of an astronomical function, like the function of sun daggers, since this civilization completely revolved around the perfect alignment of Heaven and Earth.

There is an example of a sun dagger at Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon in New Mexico.

There are three large stone slabs there leaning against the cliff which channel light and shadow markings on to two spiral petroglyphs in the cliff wall that form daggers of light at solstices and equinoxes.

What if instead of measuring linear time, time-balls were a way to measure astronomical time, and instead of dropping quickly in mere minutes, were dropped very slowly to measure astronomical time?

Other places with time-balls include the Sydney Observatory in Australia…

…the Nelson Monument on the highest point of Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, which is right next to…

…the City Observatory of Edinburgh…

…the Cincinnati Observatory at one point in time had a time-ball…

…but apparently not anymore…

…and the time-ball in Times Square, which gets dropped once a year to usher in the New Year.

In an interesting aside, the United States Naval Observatory also has a station in Flagstaff, Arizona, for national dark-sky observation.



The Lowell Observatory is also in Flagstaff…

…and as well, the Atmospheric Research Observatory on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

In taking this tour through time, I wanted to share with you the absolutely stunning accomplishments of Our Ancestors, impeccably aligning the physical infrastructure of the earth with heavenly bodies and astronomical events, and accurately keeping track of everything going on up above via observatories, watching, recording, and predicting larger cycles of time to keep Humanity in synchronization with each other and the Heavens.

In my next post, I will be looking at disputed islands around the world.

Author: Michelle Gibson

I firmly believe there would be no mysteries in history if we had been told the true history. I intend to provide compelling evidence to support this. I have been fascinated by megaliths most of my life, and my journey has led me to uncovering the key to the truth. I found a star tetrahedron on the North American continent by connecting the dots of major cities, and extended the lines out. Then I wrote down the cities that lined lined up primarily in circular fashion, and got an amazing tour of the world of places I had never heard of with remarkable similarities across countries. This whole process, and other pieces of the puzzle that fell into place, brought up information that needs to be brought back into collective awareness.

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