Exploring Ancient Skies: An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy

Exploring Ancient Skies An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy 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 inventi

  • Title: Exploring Ancient Skies: An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy
  • Author: David H. Kelley Eugene F. Milone
  • ISBN: 9780387953106
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 MeExploring 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 aspects of naked eye astronomy, followed by an examination of specific cultures The book concludes by taking into account the purposes of ancient astronomy astrology, navigation, calendar regulation, and not least the understanding of our place and role in the universe ancient observers events such as the supernova of 1054, the lion horoscope or the Star of Bethlehem 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 students in both astronomy and archaeology, and will be of compelling interest to readers who seek a broad understanding of our collective intellectual history.

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    1 thought on “Exploring Ancient Skies: An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy”

    1. This book is a textbook probably meant to be read by a Graduate student in the specialized field of Archeo-Astronomy. It contains the lighter stuff on ancient cosmologies and stories of the stars by ancient cultures around the world. It also contains some serious Astronomy and Mathematics. It covers in depth most of the Astronomical and Mathematical knowledge needed to practice Astronomy up to about 1650 C.E. and this is a lot of technical material (the ancients didn't have a telescope but they [...]

    2. A magnum opus about archaeoastronomy. Full stop. Not only it offers "astronomy-across-culture" comparison, it also provides the basics of naked-eye observation (which is important, because this book deals with pre-telescope era).The book is divided into two halves: the first detailing aspects of observation (more or less), the last takes off with comparing how different cultures do their astronomy. The coverage includes Indo-Iranian culture, Mesoamerica, Eastern Asia, Africa, South America, plus [...]

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