By Clive L.N. Ruggles
An authoritative creation to the interesting subject of archaeoastronomy―ancient peoples' realizing and use of the skies.
• Over 2 hundred A–Z entries masking wide definitions and ideas, case reviews from 5 continents, issues and matters, items within the sky because the concentration of fable, simple suggestions, and influential people
• vivid illustrations together with the stone circles at Avebury, comets, novae, and meteors
• easy, jargon-free reasons of simple astronomical concepts
• Over forty pictures together with the Stonehenge Heelstone at sunrise; the Cosmic Axis on the Forbidden urban, Beijing; the Temple of the solar at Teotihuacan; Ahu Huri at Urenga, Easter Island; the Aboriginal stone configuration at Lake Bolac, Victoria, Australia; and more
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Extra info for Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth
Nos. 1 (1979) to 27 (2002). Published by Science History Publications, Cambridge, England. Archaeoastronomy, the bulletin, subsequently journal, of the Center for Archaeoastronomy, College Park, MD. Vols. 1 (1977) to 11 (1993). Published by the Center for Archaeoastronomy, College Park, MD. Superseded by the University of Texas Press journal, see below. Archaeoastronomy, The Journal of Astronomy in Culture. Vols. 14 (1999) to date. Published by the University of Texas Press. , ed. Archaeoastronomy in the New World.
Blood Relations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991. Marshack, Alexander. The Roots of Civilization. New York: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1972. ———. ” Cambridge Archaeological Journal 1 (1991), 25–61. Accuracy See Precision and Accuracy. Acronical Rise Alternatively spelled “acronychal,” for example, in British usage. See Heliacal Rise. Acronical Set Alternatively spelled “acronychal,” for example, in British usage. See Heliacal Rise. Acronical Set 7 Alignment Studies Archaeoastronomy owes its emergence in the 1970s largely to the furor caused by the controversial and often spectacular claims made by Alexander Thom and others about astronomical alignments at British megalithic monuments.
And this capability offers a considerable advantage, whether we are concerned with myths and beliefs relating to the sky, monumental alignments upon celestial objects, or other kinds of evidence. 22 Archaeoastronomy See also: Astro-Archaeology; “Brown” Archaeoastronomy; Cosmology; Ethnoastronomy; Ethnocentrism; “Green” Archaeoastronomy; Lockyer, Sir Norman (1836–1920); Methodology; Thom, Alexander (1894–1985). Borana Calendar; Dresden Codex; Emu in the Sky; Hopi Calendar and Worldview; Misminay; Pawnee Cosmology; Stonehenge.