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]

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

ISBN: 9789150616743 | Published by: Ocarina Books | Series: Uppsala Astronomical Observatory Report | Volume: 59 | Year of Publication: 2003 | Language: English 167p, H297 x W210 (mm) many b/w figs, tbs

Calendars, Symbols and Orientations


This, the proceedings of the 9th annual meeting of SEAC held in Stockholm in 2001, contains twenty-four papers on subjects ranging from Swedish calendar staffs to Ramesside star clocks, and from a possible 32,000-year old calendrical artefact in Germany to folk calendars in twentieth-century Lithuania and Bulgaria. The volume is divided into five main sections: archaeoastronomical theory; calendars in artefacts, folklore and literature; history and iconography of the constellations; astronomy in art, mythology, and literature; and orientations and their interpretations. Even the familiar topic of orientations receives an unusually wide geographical coverage, including megalithic monuments in the Netherlands, Siberia, and Algeria, a Minoan peak sanctuary, and the layout of ancient Carthage.

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