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.

Ancient Astronomy

Author: Clive L. N. Ruggles
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094776
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An authoritative introduction to the fascinating topic of archaeoastronomy-ancient peoples' understanding and use of the skies. * Over 200 A-Z entries covering broad definitions and concepts, case studies from five continents, themes and ...

Religion And The Creation Of Race And Ethnicity

Author: Craig R. Prentiss
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814767009
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A. F. Aveni,Native American Astronomy (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1977);
Aveni, World Archeoastronomy: Selected ... “Astronomical Knowledge,
Calendrics, and Sacred Geography in Ancient Mesoamerica,” in Astronomies
and cultures, ... to Earth: Cosmology of the Skidi Pawnee Indians of North
America (Los Altos, CA: Ballena Press, and College Park, MD: ...
Archeoastronomy: Supplement to Journal for the History of Astronomy 16 (1991):
43–50; S. C. McCluskey, “Calendars ...

Encyclopedia Of American Indian Contributions To The World

Author: Emory Dean Keoke
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109903
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Mesoamerican and South American Andean astronomers constructed towers
from which they could watch the ... Maya astronomers used fixed locations, such
as temples, to observe the sun, moon, planets, and stars at the horizon by ...
cosmology, as was Venus, a planet whose movements the Maya both recorded
and predicted in CALENDARS and ALMANACS. ... Horst Hartung surveyed the
site and suggested that ancient astronomers used the structure to observe the
planet Venus.


Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
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Recognizing the close marriage between religion and the cosmos in the 221
Mesoamerican world, in this chapter we will ... of the world.1 Here we straddle the
thin line between cosmic geomancy and scientifically functional astronomical
orientation. ... of an extensive grid pattern with associated markers along the
horizon to determine precise periods in the calendar. ... other factors, as we have
seen.6 Nonetheless, orientation is the business of everyone who studies ancient

Astronomy Across Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401141797
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The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography.

Archaeoastronomy In The Americas

Author: Ray A. Williamson
Publisher: Ballena Press
ISBN: 9780879190941
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astronomy, 29-3l, 49 solar calendar, 46 of Megalithic cultures, 48 of Pueblo
Indians, 65-68 See also horizon-based ... 3l6, 3l8, 3l9, 33l, 336 alignments to at
Incinerator site, l65, l67, l69-l7l alignments to in Mesoamerica, 249, 25l, 253, 280,
282, ... 2ll, 275-277, 279n observations of in ancient Britain and Ireland, 46
observations of by California Indians, 62- 63, l5l-l56 ... 67-68 in relation to
pilgrimages of the Incas , 335 in South American Indian cosmology, 290-29l, 295-
296, 298, 302 as ...

Astronomy In The Ancient World

Author: Alexus McLeod
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319236008
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In the final section of the book, McLeod discusses how ancient traditions might help modern civilization better understand Earth’s place in the cosmos.


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Sharon L. Gibbs, "Mesoamerican calendrics as evidence of astronomical activity",
in Native American astronomy, ed. by A. F. ... presented in the First International
Conference on Ethnoastronomy: Indigenous Astronomical and Cosmological ...
Another phenomenon that may have called attention is that Venus, moving along
the western horizon, is always ... April: R. T. Zuidema, "The Inca calendar", in
Native American astronomy, ed. by A. F. Aveni (Austin and London, 1977), 219-
59, pp.