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Ancient astronomy : an encyclopedia of cosmologies and myth

Author: C L N Ruggles
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2005.
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Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ruggles, C.L.N. (Clive L.N.).
Ancient astronomy.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2005
(DLC) 2005018209
(OCoLC)60743210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C L N Ruggles
ISBN: 1851096167 9781851096169 1851094776 9781851094776
OCLC Number: 62287087
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 518 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; A --
K; L --
Z; Bibliography; Glossary; Topic Index; Geographical Index; Chronological Index; Cultural Index; Index.
Responsibility: Clive Ruggles.
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Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena.

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