Astronomy and Ancient Calendars

Archaeoastronomy and ancient methods of structuring and marking time.

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  1. Lieux de culte et parcours cérémoniels dans les fêtes des vingtaines à Mexico - Tenochtitlan

    Lieux de culte et parcours cérémoniels dans les fêtes des vingtaines à Mexico - Tenochtitlan [Paperback]

    Elena Mazzetto (Author)

    £57.00

    ISBN: 9781407313030
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    This book analyzes the places of worship used during the eighteen feasts of the Nahua solar calendar, called “veintenas”, and the ceremonial paths of the participants in the ceremonies in the Aztec capital of Mexico-Tenochtitlan. The work is based... .... Learn More
  2. Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention

    Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention [Paperback]

    Clive Ruggles (Editor); Michel Cotte (Editor)

    £24.00

    ISBN: 9782918086079
    Published by : Ocarina Books
    This Thematic Study is a joint venture between ICOMOS, the advisory body to UNESCO on cultural sites, and the International Astronomical Union. It presents an overall vision on astronomical heritage, attempts to identify what constitutes "outst... .... Learn More
  3. Living the Lunar Calendar

    Living the Lunar Calendar [Paperback]

    Jonathan Ben-Dov (Editor); Wayne Horowitz (Editor); John M. Steele (Editor)

    Regular Price: £34.00

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    ISBN: 9781842174814
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Lunar calendars suffer from an inherent uncertainty in the length of each month and the number of months in the year. Variable atmospheric conditions, weather and the acuity of the eye of an observer mean that the first sighting of the new moon... .... Learn More
  4. Water Management

    Water Management: the Use of Stars in Oman [Paperback]

    Harriet Nash (Author)

    £32.00

    ISBN: 9781407307992
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    Ancient settlements in Oman are frequently found where crops can be cultivated with groundwater distributed to fields by gravity flow. The allocation of water from irrigation using this method traditionally depended on the use of the sun and st... .... Learn More
  5. Archeoastronomia

    Archeoastronomia: un Dibattito tra Archeologi ed Astronomi all Ricerca di un Metodo Comune [Paperback]

    Mario Codebo (Author)

    £32.00

    ISBN: 9788886796439
    Published by : Ocarina Books
    This, the proceedings of a conference held by the Instituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri entitled "Archaeastronomy: a debate between archaeologists and astronomers looking for a shared method" explores our ancestors' knowledge of the movement... .... Learn More
  6. Calendars and Years

    Calendars and Years: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient Near East [Paperback]

    John M. Steele (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9781842173022
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Dates form the backbone of written history. But where do these dates come from? Many different calendars were used in the ancient world. Some of these calendars were based upon observations or calculations of regular astronomical phenomena, su... .... Learn More
  7. Archaeoastronomy in Archaeology and Ethnography

    Archaeoastronomy in Archaeology and Ethnography [Paperback]

    Emilia Pasztor (Author)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9781407300818
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    Papers from the annual meeting of SEAC (European Society for Astronomy in Culture) held in Kecskemét in Hungary in 2004. The essays are concerned with the influence which celestial phonemena have had on ancient cultures. Papers range from the c... .... Learn More
  8. Himmelsgloben und Sternkarten

    Himmelsgloben und Sternkarten: Astronomie und Astrologie in Vorzeit und Altertum [Hardback]

    Ernst Kunzl (Author)

    £20.00

    ISBN: 9783806218596
    Published by : Konrad Theiss Verlag GmbH & Co.
    This book examines the fascinating history of ancient star maps, celestial globes, and zodiac representations. The study includes discussions of Stone Henge and the reasons for its positioning, the controversial Nebra Sky Disk, and the Greek s... .... Learn More
  9. Songs from the Sky

    Songs from the Sky: Indigenous Astronomical and Cosmological Traditions of the World [Paperback]

    Von Del Chamberlain (Author); J. B. Carlson (Author); M. Jane Young (Author)

    £34.95

    ISBN: 9780954086725
    Published by : Ocarina Books
    This substantial collection of papers on indigenous astronomical knowledge is quite unequalled in its scope and extent. The authors are drawn from a variety of academic disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, engineering, ... .... Learn More
  10. Studies on the Transmission of Medieval Mathematical Astronomy

    Studies on the Transmission of Medieval Mathematical Astronomy [Hardback]

    Raymond Mercier (Author)

    £100.00

    ISBN: 9780860789499
    Published by : Ashgate
    This collection reprints ten essays by Raymond Mercier, plus one other essay published here for the first time, which examine the transmission of Hellenistic science in `Greek, Arabic, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Latin' technical astronomy treatises. The... .... Learn More

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