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Exploring ancient skies : an encyclopedic survey of archaeoastronomy

Author: David H Kelley; E F Milone
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2005.
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"Exploring Ancient Skies brings together the methods of archaeology and the insights of modern astronomy to explore the science of astronomy as it was practiced in various cultures prior to the invention of the telescope. The book reviews an enormous and growing body of literature on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New World (particularly Mesoamerica), putting the ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kelley, David H.
Exploring ancient skies.
New York : Springer, c2005
(DLC) 2001032842
(OCoLC)46937593
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David H Kelley; E F Milone
ISBN: 0387953108 9780387953106 038726356X 9780387263564
OCLC Number: 62767201
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 612 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Historical perspectives --
2. Principal features of the sky --
3. Observational methods and problems --
4. Time and the calendar --
5. Transient phenomena --
6. Paleolithic and Neolithic cultures --
7. Antecedents of the Western tradition --
8. African cultures --
9. Indo-Iranian cultures --
10. China, Korea, and Japan --
11. Oceanic cultures --
12. Mesoamerica --
13. America north of Mexico --
14. South American cultures --
15. descent of the gods and the purposes of ancient astronomy --
App. Archaeoastronomy tools --
App. Modern star charts.
Responsibility: David H. Kelley, Eugene F. Milone ; foreword by Anthony F. Aveni.
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"Exploring Ancient Skies brings together the methods of archaeology and the insights of modern astronomy to explore the science of astronomy as it was practiced in various cultures prior to the invention of the telescope. The book reviews an enormous and growing body of literature on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New World (particularly Mesoamerica), putting the ancient astronomical materials into their archaeological and cultural contexts." "Exploring Ancient Skies provides a comprehensive overview of the relationships between astronomy and other areas of human investigation. It will be useful as a reference for scholars and as a text for students in both astronomy and archaeology, and will be of compelling interest to readers who seek a broad understanding of our collective intellectual history."--Jacket.

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