> The sockets...the pavement level mimics a particular aspect of
> the sky and the stars above and below this aspect, like a
> waterline on the bank of a river. The sockets then, are the
> riverbed level, 'stretched by the cord' against particular
> stars to lock them in as foundations/pillars of support. Their
> various levels reflect the aspects of the stars they are
> measured from, while being measured through the height of the
I doubt that astronomy played more than a very general role in the Pyramid Age.
For example, I see the KC and QC shafts pointing in the general direction of certain groups of stars, with basic arithmetic and simple geometry determining the shafts' precise dimensions and angles.
In other words, with the pyramid builders astronomy played second fiddle to maths (level as found in the Egyptian Mathematical Papyri).
As you will have guessed by now, I do not think that the sockets had anything at all to do with astronomy.