Geoglyphology - A new tool for the archaeological disciplines
Arthur D. Faram
The function of Geoglyphology, as it relates to Archaeology, is to expand both the search area and the knowledge base available to the Archaeologist.
Until now the majority of the information available to the Archaeologist is gleaned from the information recovered at the dig site. In recent years it has been discovered that a great majority of the ancient architectural, monolithic and geoglyphic structures built around the world had something in common. That commonality is that the structures wee aligned in such a manner that the study of their linear alignment unveils a much larger story and immensely expands the data available to the archaeologist and the related disciplines.
Data recovered from these studies includes obtaining the geographical range of the culture being studied, the level of sophistication that existed in relation to their understanding of mathematics and geometry, their knowledge of world geography, the discovery of other archaeological sites that were unknown prior to the studies, and the dating of the culture itself by the data collected at the offsite locations identified by the alignments at the dig site.