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Archaeoastronomy in the New World : American primitive astronomy : proceedings of an international conference held at Oxford University, September 1981

Author: Anthony F Aveni; International Astronomical Union.; International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume summarises the proceedings of a conference which took place at the University of Oxford in September 1981.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F Aveni; International Astronomical Union.; International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.
ISBN: 0521247314 9780521247313
OCLC Number: 213800364
Notes: Held under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union and the International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science.
Description: xi, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of contributors; 1. Introduction A. F. Aveni; 2. Archaeoastronomy in the Maya region A. F. Aveni; 3. Historical archaeoastronomy: the Hopi example S. C. McCluskey; 4. The Sidereal Lunar Calendar of the Incas R. T. Zuidema; 5. Astronomical norms in Mesoamerican rituals and time-reckoning G. Brotherston; 6. Astronomical knowledge and its uses at Bonampak, Mexico F. G. Lounsbury; 7. Lunar markings of Fajada Butte, Chaco Canyon A. Sofaer, R. M. Sinclair and L. E. Doggett; 8. The Skidi Pawnee earth lodge as an observatory V. D. Chamberlain; 9. Caldendrical petroglyphs of Northern Mexico W. B. Murray; 10. Casa Rinconada, twelfth-century Anasazi Kiva R. A. Williamson.
Responsibility: edited by A.F. Aveni.

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