Astronomy and Ancient Calendars

Archaeoastronomy and ancient methods of structuring and marking time.

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  1. Tombs, Temples and their Orientations

    Tombs, Temples and their Orientations: A New Perspective on Mediterranean Prehistory [Paperback]

    Michael Hoskin (Author)


    ISBN: 9780954086718
    Published by : Ocarina Books
    This study of archaeo-astronomy looks at more than 2,500 communal tombs and sanctuaries from around the Mediterranean. After a brief discussion of Hoskin's aims and the methodology for his fieldwork, individual chapters focus on evidence from ... .... Learn More
  2. Living the Lunar Calendar

    Living the Lunar Calendar [Paperback]

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

    Regular Price: $49.99

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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
  3. Calendars and Years II

    Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World [Paperback]

    John M. Steele (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781842179871
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Understanding the calendars used by ancient and medieval cultures is essential to the writing of history. Equally important, however, is understanding the basis upon which our current knowledge of these calendars rests. This second volume of ... .... Learn More
  4. Archeoastronomia

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

    Mario Codebo (Author)

    Regular Price: $64.00

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    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 movemen... .... Learn More
  5. Calendars and Years

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

    John M. Steele (Author)


    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
  6. 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)


    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
  7. Calendars, Symbols and Orientations

    Calendars, Symbols and Orientations: Legacies of Astronomy in Culture. Proceedings of the 9th annual meeting of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC) Stockholm, 27-30 August 2001 [Paperback]

    Mary Blomberg (Author);Peter E. Blomberg (Author);Goran Henriksson (Author)


    ISBN: 9789150616743
    Published by : Ocarina Books
    Series: Uppsala Astronomical Observatory Report
    Volume: 59
    This collection of twenty-four papers examines the numerous ways in which the stars influenced our ancestors' view of the world. The papers are divided into five categories: Archaeoastronomical theory; Calendars in artefacts, folklore, and lite... .... Learn More
  8. Proceedings of the SEAC Conference at Bochum 1994

    Proceedings of the SEAC Conference at Bochum 1994 [Paperback]

    Wolfhard Schlosser (Author)


    ISBN: 9783000012433
    Published by : Ocarina Books
    This collection of papers from the second SEAC conference examine the relationship between archaeoastronomy, ancient cosmology and field methodology. Contributors include Clive Ruggles and Frank Prendergast, Stanislaw Iwaniszewski, Zdenek Ministr,... .... Learn More
  9. Astronomical Traditions in Past Cultures

    Astronomical Traditions in Past Cultures [Paperback]

    Vesselina Koleva (Author); Dimiter Kolev (Author)


    ISBN: 9789549013313
    Published by : Ocarina Books
    This volume is the proceedings of a conference held in Smolyan, Bulgaria in August-September 1993, which brought together European archaeoastronomers for the first time under the auspices of the European Society of Astronomy in Culture (SEAC). The... .... Learn More

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