2021.07.26 - Updated KML files, Atacama Desert Art and Archaeology, Menorca Archaeology, The Heart of Neolithic Orkney, and Giant Buddhas, Rock-Cut Grottoes. The embedded Panoramio images have been restored with Web Archive links. The updated placemarks are also now in the global file, archaeogeodesy.kml.

2021.05.05 - Happy Cinco de Mayo. Updated archaeogeodesy.kml and archaeogeodesy.xls with additional sites added and some coordinates refined during the focus on Poverty Point and on the line transecting Machupicchu from Apu Illimani to Chavin and Huanuco Pampa, to the Moche and Viru Huacas, to Huaca Prieta, and at mid-latitude between Machupicchu and Illimani, to my one time home over 50 years ago just north of Lake Titicaca, Azangaro, Puno.

Poverty Point World Heritage Site, National Monument, and State Historic Site

2021.03.14 - I have updated the Poverty Point KML file, Poverty Point Mounds, Maps, and Selected Results, with refined coordinates using LiDAR digital elevation model (DEM) point cloud data to define mound centerpoints or apex coordinates. In the maps folder, the point cloud data is displayed using Excel graphs as image overlays.

LiDAR DEM Source: Louisiana Statewide GIS Atlas

The results folder includes recent findings. The results placemark balloons embed photos and graphics.

Download the 135 KB KML:

Machupicchu Archaeogeodesy

2021.01.20 - Uploaded, new Andes archaeogeodesy study results web page and placemarks:

Latitude Geometry and Astronomy

Machupicchu is framed by two lunar orbit baselines, to the north lunar motion per rotation (0.036501 circumference, 13.140376°) and mean daily lunar motion (0.036601 circumference, 13.176352°) to the south near the summit of Montaña Machupicchu and transecting Llactapata. In other words, Machupicchu is situated between latitudes equating to the circumference of the earth divided by the number of rotations per lunar orbit and the number of days per lunar orbit.

Machupicchu and Llactapata latitudes equate to lunar motion constants.

Happy New Year 2021

2021.01.01 - ArchaeoGeodesy KML - Ancient Monuments in Google Earth. Spanning the globe, more than 9,000 placemarks of ancient monuments and anthropogenic features.  All new site additions in ArchaeoGeodesy XLS are included in this update.
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2021.01.01 - ArchaeoGeodesy XLS v2021 is online, Excel research applet spreadsheet with coordinates for 5,000 mounds, pyramids, monuments, and ancient sites worldwide.
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