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The Place of astronomy in the ancient world : a joint symposium of the Royal Society and the British Academy

Author: D G Kendall; Frank Roy Hodson; Royal Society (Great Britain); British Academy.
Publisher: London : Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1974.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Place of astronomy in the ancient world.
London : Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1974
(OCoLC)629830718
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D G Kendall; Frank Roy Hodson; Royal Society (Great Britain); British Academy.
ISBN: 0197259448 9780197259443
OCLC Number: 1095484
Notes: Papers presented December 7-8, 1972.
Description: [4], 276 pages, [18] pages of plates, [5] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction to some basic astronomical concepts / R.R. Newton --
Scientific astronomy in antiquity / A. Aaboe --
Babylonian observational astronomy / A. Sachs --
Ancient Egyptian astronomy / R.A. Parker --
Astronomy in ancient and medieval China / J. Needham --
Maya astronomy / J.E.S. Thompson --
Two uses of ancient astronomy / R.R. Newton --
Discussion / A. Digby ; F.R. Stephenson --
Neolithic science and technology / R.J.C. Atkinson --
Voyaging stars : aspects of Polynesian and Micronesian astronomy / D. Lewis --
Astronomical significance of prehistoric monuments in Western Europe / A. Thom --
Astronomical alinements in Britain, Egypt and Peru / G.S. Hawkins --
Archaeological tests on supposed prehistoric astronomical sites in Scotland / E.W. MacKie --
Climate, vegetation and forest limits in early civilized times / H.H. Lamb --
Hunting quanta / D.G. Kendall --
Discussion / A.H.A. Hogg ; L.E. Maistrov ; W.S. Reith ; A. Penny and J.E. Wood ; H.L. Potter.
Responsibility: organized by D.G. Kendall [and others] ; edited by F.R. Hodson.

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