Astronomy and Ancient Calendars

Archaeoastronomy and ancient methods of structuring and marking time.

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  1. Walcher of Malvern, de Lunationibus and de Dracone: Study, Edition, Translation, and Commentary

    Walcher of Malvern, de Lunationibus and de Dracone: Study, Edition, Translation, and Commentary [Hardback]

    Philipp Nothaft (Editor)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9782503568768
    Published by : Brepols
    Series: de Diversis Artibus
    Volume: 102(65)
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    This volume contains the first complete edition and study of the works of Walcher of Malvern, a key figure in Latin astronomy around 1100
     
    Walcher, the prior of Great Malvern in Worcestershire (d. 1135), is a lan... .... Learn More
  2. The Circulation of Astronomical Knowledge in the Ancient World

    The Circulation of Astronomical Knowledge in the Ancient World [Hardback]

    John M. Steele (Other)

    £171.00

    ISBN: 9789004315617
    Published by : Brill
    Series: Time, Astronomy, and Calendars
    Volume: 6
    Astronomical and astrological knowledge circulated in many ways in the ancient world: in the form of written texts and through oral communication; by the conscious assimilation of sought-after knowledge and the unconscious absorption of ideas to w... .... Learn More
  3. 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
    Volume: 2661
    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
  4. 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
  5. Living the Lunar Calendar

    Living the Lunar Calendar [Paperback]

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

    Regular Price: £34.00

    Special Price: £6.95

    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
  6. Water Management

    Water Management [Paperback]

    Harriet Nash (Author)

    £28.00

    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Archaeoastronomy in Archaeology and Ethnography

    Archaeoastronomy in Archaeology and Ethnography [Paperback]

    Emilia Pasztor (Author)

    £33.00

    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
  10. 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

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