Astronomy and Ancient Calendars

Archaeoastronomy and ancient methods of structuring and marking time.

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  1. Living the Lunar Calendar

    Living the Lunar Calendar [Paperback]

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

    £36.00

    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
  2. 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

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