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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Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths.

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 papers from the 2nd Oxford
International Conference on Archeoastronomy held at Merida, Yucatan, Mexico,
January ... B. S. Bauer, Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes: The cultural
origins of Inca skywatching (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995); J. Broda, “
Astronomical Knowledge, Calendrics, and Sacred Geography in Ancient
Mesoamerica,” in ...

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 fact
that the solar year was combined with the cycles of the planet of Venus, the moon
, the Pleiades and ...

Encyclopedia Of American Indian Contributions To The World

Author: Emory Dean Keoke
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109903
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observatories, astronomical (ca. A.D. 800) Mesoamerican, South American
Andean, North American Southwest and Plains cultures Observatories are
structures that are designed and equipped for the purpose of observing
astronomical events. Mesoamerican and ... The constellation Sirius was an
important part of the Mesoamerican cosmology, as was Venus, a planet whose
movements the Maya both recorded and predicted in CALENDARS and
ALMANACS. The Maya also used ...


Author: Anthony F. Aveni
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
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Pure cosmic geomancy was gradually transformed into astronomical orientation,
with the goal, at least in part, of fixing dates in the seasonal calendar, and the city
in a sense became a functioning astronomical instrument. However ... 27) To
comprehend the depth of ancient Mesoamerican knowledge of positional
astronomy, we will begin by considering the role of astronomy in the overall plan
of the city, understood to be a center of power whose attributes include a large
concentrated ...

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.


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Sharon L. Gibbs, "Mesoamerican calendrics as evidence of astronomical activity",
in Native American astronomy, ed. by A. F. Aveni (Austin, 1977), 21-35, p. 33. ...
and Madrid, 1903), 54; Barbara Tedlock, "Earth rites and moon cycles: Mayan
synodic and sidereal lunar reckoning", paper presented in the First International
Conference on Ethnoastronomy: Indigenous Astronomical and Cosmological ...
The differentiation of ancient Roman deities probably underwent similar
processes; cf.

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 astronomy; solstice solar (tropical) year,
of the Maya, 2ll solstice, 34n alignments to of Anasazi buildings, 68-70, 94
alignments to at Big Horn and Moose Mountain Medicine wheels, 65 alignments
to at Cahokia, l05 alignments to at Calendar I and II sites in Vermont, ll2-ll4, ll6,
ll8-ll9, l25-26, l29, l3l alignments to at Casa Grande, l33-l34 alignments to at
Cuzco, 306, ...