Mar 03, 2019
Amazingly made MOOC. Perhaps it feels a bit short in comparison to some of the others, but the material is well presented and the suggested readings give plenty of opportunity for further learning.
Sep 17, 2019
It is a great course. I have enjoyed each of the segments covering many more ancient sites than I have known about in the past and explaining the ones I did know about in much greater depth.
por Jay G•
Nov 13, 2017
Very interesting information. I am going to pursue this field and it was good to learn first hand what to expect. However, I found both the Speaker and viewpoint very biased. There comes a time when the world has to realize that People of Color belong in it. In history, and in the beginning of time. Sorry, we did not just evolve when Europeans enslaved us. And our names were not Toby or slaves. This is something that was done to us, not who we are or ever were. We were and continue to be of a highly race of people, damaged and trodded upon by European thinking. Especially, its constant need to write us out of history. Therefore, this very informative class suffered two stars.
por Radek C•
Mar 25, 2020
Nice lecture but your obsession regarding so-called "pseudo" science ruins it. I have visited almost all the sites you were talking about personally (Egypt, Peru, Bolivia, Cambodia...) and I have to say that, in many cases, official archeology cannot hold water.
Archeology itself is very inaccurate science especially when looking at ancient civilizations. It is creating theories that usually cannot be properly proved or are backed up by inexact and misinterpreted radiocarbon dating.
I hope that archaeoastronomy will help archaeologists to open their minds and change their views on history, namely the dating of stone monuments.
por Sylvie B•
Aug 14, 2020
Mixed review. General impression; think of it as touring very popular touristic sites with a well-paid professor providing more in-depth knowledge than the typical, local less well-paid tour guide. Positives: high quality visuals, short duration, useful information for trip planning, no multiple choice answers (which is very handy for the extremely difficult quiz on week 7). Negatives: bad enunciation of words ending in "ed", questionable audio quality, uneven content between weeks (week 7 is unnecessary and extremely diff
por Kate G•
Apr 23, 2017
This course has amazing information in the lectures, but it is difficult in the video lectures to pick out what bits of information are going to be relevant in the quizzes, you will have to re-take quizzes a number of times, no matter how well you are taking notes. Also the very last section is entirely made of a rushed-maths lesson, and a quiz based on that rushed maths lesson that is VERY difficult. I would highly recommend this for anyone who already knows basic Astronomy Math, and caution anyone who doesn't.
por Angel B•
Jan 03, 2018
I initially really enjoyed this class. I just feel that the last week felt tacked out. The same care was not given to it that was given to the other ones when it came to lectures et al. And talking about the moon and venus, I feel this could have been handled in similar ways to the other sections of the course to make it palpable, a visceral experience of the information instead of just bleating back info from articles.
por Jinisha L•
May 21, 2018
The content was really good,especially unraveling the astronomical connection behind monumental architecture around the world. However, as a layperson the astronomy part was difficult to understand. So you will have to go through that part multiple times. I even enlisted the help of an astronomy enthusiast to further break things down for me.
por Julia S•
Jul 20, 2020
The information was really cool, but I had a hard time understanding the professor at points. I used subtitles most of the time, but then when week 7 hit there were no more videos, and I think it would have been more beneficial to have videos in that week to talk about the mathematical concepts in the readings.
por Jillian L K•
Mar 04, 2020
Very interesting information about the connection between ancient monuments and the alignment with astronomical constellations. The instructor had a very heavy accent and was difficult to understand, however he seemed very well versed in Archaeoastronomy.
por Joy S•
Sep 05, 2017
Should be a fascinating subject. Ancient peoples knew a lot about the stars and placed structures so as to observe them in various ways. Instructor has an extremely strong accent. Almost need subtitles.
por Rhiannon H•
Jun 25, 2018
A good course but I needed a better understanding of the basic astronomy before starting, the archaeology sections by comparison were easy so and could have been more complex
por Robert M•
Sep 09, 2020
Found it difficult due to pronunciation of English with a strong Italian accent
por Charlotte K•
May 07, 2020
Very interesting and enjoyable although some parts were difficult to understand.
por Emma R•
Feb 04, 2017
interesting course but you cant do the tests if you didnt pay money (any tasts)
por ishita b•
Jun 24, 2020
More material , little fun was 2 things which was missing.
por Bruno M e M•
May 20, 2020
very astronomic, little anthropological
por Sara F•
Feb 13, 2017
The contents of the course are interesting however it is a shame that you can only access the quiz portion and assesments if you pay for the certificate. Same with the materials, it would be great if the readings and the suggested bibliography details could be downloaded.
por Malladi R G K•
Jul 08, 2020
this course gave some facts but failed to explain them clear enough. The videos explained fair enough but week 7 is horrible only containing texts and its real hard to imagine the conditions
por Jessica M•
May 20, 2020
Information was interesting, however I finished the full course in 2 days and didn't find the presentation of the information or the assessments to be very intriguing.
por Aslı T•
Oct 14, 2018
The teacher rushes through the material and it's very hard to understand. It's a wonderful subject but could be taught way better.
por Brian S•
Sep 10, 2020
Can't understand prof. I want to Unenroll, but the function isn't working.