Useful links - Ancient Penwith

Ancient Penwith

Ancient Penwith

The prehistoric landscape of the Land's End peninsula in Cornwall
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Useful links

Here is a list of useful and relevant links
Recommendations welcome (link exchanges and marketing not welcome).
This list is neither comprehensive nor complete - it's what's been found to date.

Resource site for ancient sites in Britain and worldwide
Resource site on the ancient sites of Britain
National Record of Historic Monuments
Cross-search heritage records from different agencies

West Penwith
Looking after ancient sites in West Cornwall
Protection of the main megalithic areas in West Penwith
Official version. An overview of Cornwall's history
A list of holy wells and springs
Organisation for Cornwall's archaeologists

Interesting Articles
About the transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age
Robin Heath - full instructions

Of general interest
The prehistory of the Orkney Isles
About the Scillies, if you're thinking of visiting
An article on the website of David Furlong
Neolithic and Bronze Age migrations in Europe
World listings of astronomical sites, with resources
Professor of archaeoastronomy at Leicester university
Research project on archaeoastronomical sites in Ireland
Calendars and eclipse prediction
Interesting details in archaeoastronomy

Astronomical program (open source, free)
Horizon is a GIS tool designed for archaeoastronomers  investigating alignments of prehistoric monuments with astronomical phenomena (e.g. rising and setting of the Sun, Moon and stars). Can be used with Stellarium.

Map of West Penwith, 1856

Online Tools
Identify a place and get a grid ref and coordinates
Get a Google Map, any size, and take a screenshot of it
Online calculator - see right-hand column on page
Find the difference between Grid and Magnetic North
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