Articolele abordează subiecte din domeniul arheologiei, istoriei și muzeologiei și se referă îndeosebi la regiunea Banatului istoric, iar unele abordează istoria României și istoria universală.
1 Ianuarie 2011
The study deals with the fortified enclosures consisting of circular ditches in South Germany and Lower Austria.
By studying these monuments and taking into account the fact that they are oriented according to various
geographic and astronomical points of reference, the author concludes that their builders had very advanced
astronomical knowledge. The Ippersheim complex represents an argument for the hypothesis that astronomic (and
cosmological?) orientations are not only symbolic in nature. The fact that fixed reference points are used and the
fact that the complex is situated at the intersection of topographically fixed axes indicate that one of the purposes
of these enclosures was the contemplation of cyclical celestial phenomena. In principle, one of the aims of circular
ditch complexes in the 5th millennium is to encode contemporary astronomic knowledge in a spatial-monumental
form, for the first time at least in Europe.