Item description for Calendars, Symbols and Orientations: Legacies of Astronomy in Culture (Uppsala Astronomical Observatory Report) by Mary Blomberg, Peter E. Blomberg, Goran Henriksson, Rus Wooton, M.D. Torrey A. Laack, Sally Morgenthaler, Jeff St. Charles & Scott Silsby...
This collection of twenty-four papers examines the numerous ways in which the stars influenced our ancestors' view of the world. The papers are divided into five categories: Archaeoastronomical theory; Calendars in artefacts, folklore, and literature; History and iconography of the constellations; Astronomy in art, mythology, and literature; and Orientations and their interpretations. From Stonehenge and Ramesside star clocks to the use of ropes in astronomy, and even an Orion-based pregnancy calendar, this volume covers a vast array of periods and places. The papers were presented at the ninth annual conference of the Socit Europenne pour l'Astronomie dans la Culture (SEAC) in Stockholm, 2001
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Studio: Ocarina Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 11.75" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Ocarina Books
ISBN 9150616749 ISBN13 9789150616743
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