Sacred Directions – A New App for Archaeological Research
Much is revealed by the geometry and alignment of archaeological sites. Historically, certain directions have significance and may be considered special, even sacred. These directions include north, south, east, and west – the cardinal directions, the directions in which the sun rises and sets on the summer and winter solstices, and the directions of extreme motion of the moon known as lunar standstills. Sacred Directions is the first app of its kind that plots these directions on a satellite image over any site, at any location on Earth, and shows how they change over time.