The Resource Exploring Ancient Skies : An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy, by David H. Kelley, Eugene F. Milone, (electronic resource)

Exploring Ancient Skies : An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy, by David H. Kelley, Eugene F. Milone, (electronic resource)

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Exploring Ancient Skies : An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy
Title
Exploring Ancient Skies
Title remainder
An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy
Statement of responsibility
by David H. Kelley, Eugene F. Milone
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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. The authors begin with an overview of the field and proceed to essential 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. Skies are recreated to display critical events as they would have appeared to 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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Kelley, David H
Dewey number
520/.93
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Language note
English
LC call number
  • QB1-991
  • QB460-466
  • QB980-991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Milone, Eugene F.
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
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Exploring Ancient Skies : An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy, by David H. Kelley, Eugene F. Milone, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 525-575) and index
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
Contents
Historical Perspectives -- Historical Perspectives -- Astronomical Background -- Principal Features of the Sky -- Observational Methods and Problems -- Time and the Calendar -- Transient Phenomena -- Astronomy in Cultures -- Paleolithic and Neolithic Cultures -- Antecedents of the Western Tradition -- African Cultures -- Indo-Iranian Cultures -- China, Korea, and Japan -- Oceanic Cultures -- Mesoamerica -- America North of Mexico -- South American Cultures -- The Descent of the Gods and the Purposes of Ancient Astronomy
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2005.
Extent
1 online resource (622 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610263578
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/b137471
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000228116
  • (EBL)303065
  • (OCoLC)62767201
  • (SSID)ssj0000152274
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  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000152274
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  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-26356-4
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  • (EXLCZ)991000000000228116
Label
Exploring Ancient Skies : An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy, by David H. Kelley, Eugene F. Milone, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 525-575) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Historical Perspectives -- Historical Perspectives -- Astronomical Background -- Principal Features of the Sky -- Observational Methods and Problems -- Time and the Calendar -- Transient Phenomena -- Astronomy in Cultures -- Paleolithic and Neolithic Cultures -- Antecedents of the Western Tradition -- African Cultures -- Indo-Iranian Cultures -- China, Korea, and Japan -- Oceanic Cultures -- Mesoamerica -- America North of Mexico -- South American Cultures -- The Descent of the Gods and the Purposes of Ancient Astronomy
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2005.
Extent
1 online resource (622 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610263578
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/b137471
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000228116
  • (EBL)303065
  • (OCoLC)62767201
  • (SSID)ssj0000152274
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11910644
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000152274
  • (PQKBWorkID)10320560
  • (PQKB)11443816
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-26356-4
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC303065
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000228116

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