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Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science

Author: E C Krupp; American Association for the Advancement of Science. Section D--Astronomy.; American Association for the Advancement of Science. Section H--Anthropology.
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Published by Westview Press for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1984.
Series: AAAS selected symposium, 71.
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Archaeoastronomy is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary inquiry into the minds of our prehistoric and ancient ancestors, one that attempts to reconstruct the ways in which early peoples made use of the sky and its significance to them. Astronomy appears to be a fundamental component of culture, making the scope of archaeoastronomy worldwide. This book, reviewing recent research, includes new material on the  Read more...
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Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science.
Boulder, Colo. : Published by Westview Press for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1984
(OCoLC)623883229
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E C Krupp; American Association for the Advancement of Science. Section D--Astronomy.; American Association for the Advancement of Science. Section H--Anthropology.
ISBN: 0865314063 9780865314061
OCLC Number: 10571100
Notes: "Based on a symposium that was held at the 1980 AAAS National Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, January 3-8 ... sponsored by AAAS Sections D (Astronomy) and H (Anthropology)"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: As the world turns / E.C. Krupp --
California's first astronomers / Travis Hudson --
Solar and lunar observatories of the megalithic astronomers / Archibald S. Thom --
Stones and henges: megalithic astronomy reviewed / Ronald Hicks --
The nature of Mesoamerican astronomy: a look at the native texts / John B. Carlson --
The view from the tropics / Anthony F. Aveni --
Egyptian astronomy: a tale of temples, tradition, and tombs / E.C. Krupp.
Series Title: AAAS selected symposium, 71.
Responsibility: edited by E.C. Krupp.

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Archaeoastronomy is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary inquiry into the minds of our prehistoric and ancient ancestors, one that attempts to reconstruct the ways in which early peoples made use of the sky and its significance to them. Astronomy appears to be a fundamental component of culture, making the scope of archaeoastronomy worldwide. This book, reviewing recent research, includes new material on the megalith builders in Western Europe, North American Indians, the literate civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Andean culture of the Incas, and the Egyptians, among others. Recent discoveries and controversies are highlighted, and the relationship of ancient skywatching to the development of true science is explored. This is not a tracing of the historical thread leading from pre-science to science; rather it is a cross-cultural search for those elements of prescientific activity that might give us a hint of the process of evolution of our own relationship with the sky.

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