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Dissing the Meteorites

9 October 2013

At http://westerndigs.org/prehistoric-meteorite-shrines-in-arizona-may-be-l… … No surprise that people were watching the sky in Arizona as they were elsewhere in the world – and built structures to predict the return of worrisome space rocks, including meteorites. Two 12th century settlements in the dry lands of Arizona, set one hundred miles apart, have one thing in common – meteorite shrines. Archaeoastronomy is the study of ancient cultures and how they tracked celestial events. The recent Chelyabinsk meteor could be the sort of thing they were interested in – and the art of containing the threat (by ritual).

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