Ancient astronomy an encyclopedia of cosmologies and myth

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Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth by Clive Ruggles

Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena. With over 200 entries, it offers a number of ways to approach ancient astronomy, from key examples and case studies worldwide (Stonehenge; Mexican and Egyptian pyramids; Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; the Nazca lines in Peru) to general themes (cosmologies, calendars, ancient ideas of space and time, origin myths), to fundamental concepts and methods (how the sky has changed over the centuries, how to survey a site), and to the fields most frequently asked questions (How did ancient peoples navigate the ocean using the stars? How does astrology relate to ancient astronomy? Can ancient sites be dated astronomically?)



By revealing the astronomical significance of some of the worlds most famous ancient landmarks and enduring myths and by showing how different themes and concepts are connected, Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth brings a unique authoritative perspective to an area too often left to speculation and sensationalism.
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Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth

Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting, and dramatize myths. In fact, some lunar calendars may date back over 30, years. From Stonehenge to Angkor Wat, many of the world's most famous ancient monuments owe their existence to humanity's mastery of and reverence for the night sky. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Condition: New.

An authoritative introduction to the fascinating topic of archaeoastronomy—ancient peoples' understanding and use of the skies. Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena. With over entries, it offers a number of ways to approach ancient astronomy, from key examples and case studies worldwide Stonehenge; Mexican and Egyptian pyramids; Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; the Nazca lines in Peru to general themes cosmologies, calendars, ancient ideas of space and time, origin myths , to fundamental concepts and methods how the sky has changed over the centuries, how to survey a site , and to the field's most frequently asked questions How did ancient peoples navigate the ocean using the stars? How does astrology relate to ancient astronomy? Can ancient sites be dated astronomically? By revealing the astronomical significance of some of the world's most famous ancient landmarks and enduring myths and by showing how different themes and concepts are connected, Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth brings a unique authoritative perspective to an area too often left to speculation and sensationalism.

Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena. With over entries, it offers a number of ways to approach ancient astronomy, from key examples and case studies worldwide Stonehenge; Mexican and Egyptian pyramids; Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; the Nazca lines in Peru to general themes cosmologies, calendars, ancient ideas of space and time, origin myths , to fundamental concepts and methods how the sky has changed over the centuries, how to survey a site , and to the field's most frequently asked questions How did ancient peoples navigate the ocean using the stars? How does astrology relate to ancient astronomy? Can ancient sites be dated astronomically? By revealing the astronomical significance of some of the world's most famous ancient landmarks and enduring myths and by showing how different themes and concepts are connected, Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth brings a unique authoritative perspective to an area too often left to speculation and sensationalism. Clive L. Abri Blanchard Bone.

Ancient Astronomy. An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth. by Clive Ruggles . Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time.
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Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth

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