Skyscape Archaeology Data Reduction, Visualization and Analysis

A toolset for data reduction, visualization and analysis in skyscape archaeology, archaeoastronomy and cultural astronomy.


skyscapeR is a open source R package for data reduction, visualization and analysis in skyscape archaeology, archaeoastronomy and cultural astronomy. It is intended to become a fully-fledged, transparent and peer-reviewed package offering a robust set of quantitative methods while retaining simplicity of use.

Currently it includes functions to:

  • transform horizontal (Az/Alt) to equatorial (Dec/RA) coordinates;
  • automatically convert theodolite or compass field measurements;
  • create or download horizon profiles and plot them;
  • overlay horizon profiles with visible paths of common celestial objects/events;
  • easily construct azimuth polar plots;
  • easily construct declination curvigrams;
  • run null hypothesis significance test on declination curvigrams;
  • estimate dates of stellar phases/events and their seasonality.

Future versions will add further functionality, as well as an easy-to-use Graphical User Interface.

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install.packages("skyscapeR")

0.2.2 by Fabio Silva, a year ago


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/skyscapeR


Authors: Fabio Silva


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


GPL (>= 2) license


Imports pracma, png, plotrix, oce, utils, stats, graphics, grDevices, MESS, RColorBrewer, numDeriv, parallel, foreach, doParallel, rootSolve

Depends on astrolibR

Suggests testthat, knitr, rmarkdown


See at CRAN