Cosmology Calendars And Horizon Based Astronomy In Ancient Mesoamerica

Author: Anne S. Dowd
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1457193752
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The volume is divided into three sections: investigations into Mesoamerican horizon-based astronomy, the cosmological principles expressed in Mesoamerican religious imagery and rituals related to astronomy, and the aspects of Mesoamerican ...

Maya E Groups

Author: David A. Freidel
Publisher: Maya Studies
ISBN: 9780813054353
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In this volume from distinguished researchers of the Classic period, the E groups prove to be more than just records of the sun's passages through the years.

Heaven And Earth In Ancient Mexico

Author: Susan Milbrath
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292743734
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Bringing insights from ethnohistory, anthropology, art history, and archaeoastronomy to bear on this passage, Susan Milbrath presents a convincing new interpretation of Borgia 29–46 as a narrative of noteworthy astronomical events that ...


Author: Fabio Silva
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1782978437
Size: 64.21 MB
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This is achieved by first exploring the historical relationship between archaeoastronomy and academia in general, and with archaeology in particular.

Star Gods Of The Maya

Author: Susan Milbrath
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
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Susan Milbrath opens the book with a discussion of modern Maya beliefs about astronomy, along with essential information on naked-eye observation.

Ancient Maya

Author: Arthur Demarest
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521533904
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Ancient Maya comes to life in this new holistic and theoretical study.


Author: Giulio Magli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331922882X
Size: 77.95 MB
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This book provides the first complete, easy to read, up-to-date account of the fascinating discipline of archaeoastronomy, in which the relationship between ancient constructions and the sky is studied in order to gain a better ...


Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
Size: 54.17 MB
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In this revised edition, Anthony Aveni draws on his own and others' discoveries of the past twenty years to bring the Skywatchers story up to the present.

The Imagination Of Matter

Author: Davíd Carrasco
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
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It focuses on the dialectical relationship, as established by ancient
Mesoamerican cultures, between the precise observation of nature, a body of "
scientific" knowledge, and its shading off, at a certain point, into cosmology and
ritual. ... In recent years, our knowledge about the astronomical observations on
which these calendars were based, has advanced greatly.2 It is a well-known ...
A horizon reference system was used to fix the most important dates of the
annual course of the sun.

Conversing With The Planets

Author: Anthony Aveni
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307816540
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Interweaving the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient peoples, Aveni shows how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky through naked-eye observations.