Here is a "radiating with spokes" version of the Native American stone medicine wheel (from Archaeology North America).
library.thinkquest.org/C0118421/wheel2.html "A limestone rock circle with varying diameters of around 75 to 87 feet and a perimeter of 75 feet, the Bighorn Medicine wheel is formed by 28 spokes meeting at a central cairn 12 feet in diameter and 2 feet high, 5 smaller cairns lie around the rim of the circle where spokes radiating from the center meet the rim. Another spoke extends out of the circle for 13 feet and also ends in a cairn. The 28 spokes in the wheel give the approximate number of days in a lunar month. Dr Eddy was a solar astronomer at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado when he discovered that the cairn at the end of the spoke extending out of the stone circle has a summer solstice sunrise alignment. The view from that cairn crosses the central cairn to see the summer solstice sunrise on a low ridge to the northeast. This also coincides with the circle's axis of symmetry. The significance of the summer solstice at the site is further shown when we take into account the fact that at the height of the wheel above sea level, the area is free of snow only for 2 months in summer during which the summer solstice takes place." (To read more, see the article)
Last Edit: Apr 4, 2012 19:08:27 GMT -6 by Lone4eagle
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