World Archaeoastronomy: Selected Papers from the 2nd Oxford International Conference on Archaeoastronomy Held at Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 13-17 January 1986

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Selected papers from the 2nd Oxford International Conference on Archaeoastronomy held January, 1986. Thirty-eight contributions are grouped into three sections addressing: the boundaries of archaeoastronomy overviews and synthesis; the textual basis; and archaeoastronomy as an interdiscipline in practice. Typeset and nicely bound. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Book Description University Press, Cambridge, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Gut bis sehr gut. Dust Jacket Condition: Gut. 1. Auflage. XIII + 504 pages, cloth, dust jacket see photo, else fine. - - Contents: Preface; Part 1: The boundaries of archaeoastronomy: overview and syntheses: 1. Aveni: Introduction: Whither archaeoastronomy? - 2. Ruggles: Recent developments in megalithic astronomy. - 3. Iwaniszewski: Exploring some anthropological theoretical foundations for archaoastronomy. - 4. Gingerich: Reflections on the role of archaeoastronomy in the history of astronomy. - 5. Carrasco: The king, the capital and the stars: the symbolism of authority in Aztec religion. - 6. Sivin: Chinese archaeoastronomy: between two worlds. - 7. Krupp: The cosmic temples of old Beijing. - 8. Justeson: Ancient Maya ethnoastronomy: an overview of hieroglyphic sources. - 9. Sosa: Cosmological, symbolic and cultural complexity among the contemporary Maya of Yucatan. - 10. Zeilik: Keeping the sacred and planting calendar: archaeoastronomy in the Pueblo Southwest. - 11. Young: The Southwest connection: similarities between Western Puebloan and Mesoamerican cosmology. - - Part 2: Archaeoastronomy: the textual basis. 12. Ecsedy/Barlai/Dvorak/Schult: Antares year in ancient China. - 13. Chadwick: Comets and meteors in the last Assyrian empire. - 14. González-Reimann: The ancient vedic dice game and the names of the four world ages in Hinduism. - 15. Nivison: The origin of the Chinese lunar lodge system. - 16. León-Portilla: A reflection of the ancient Mesoamerican ethos. - 17. Aguilera: The mexica leap year once again. - 18. Bricker: Astronomical references in the table on pages 61 to 69 of the Dresden Codex. - 19. Lounsbury: A Palenque king and the planet Jupiter. - 20. Coggins: A new Sun at Chichen Itza. - 21. Brotherston: Zodiac signs, number sets and astronomical cycles in Mesoamerica. - 22. Kohler: Comets and falling stars in the perception of Mesoamerican Indians. - 23. Fernandez/Rodriquez/Montoya: Cosmic ideograms on petroglyphs of the Mesoamerican cultures of 'El Zape' region in Durango, Mexico. - 24. Marshack: North American Indian calendar sticks: the evidence for a widely distributed tradtion. - 25. Murray: A re-examination of the Winnebago calendar stick. - 26. Chamberlain: Navajo Indian star ceilings. - 27. Zuidema: A quipu calendar from Ica, Peru, with a comparison to the ceque calendar from Cuzco. - - Part 3: Archaeoastronomy: an interdiscipline in practice. 28. McCluskey: Lunar astronomies of the western pueblos. - 29. Sofaer/Marshall/Sinclair: The Great North Road: a cosmographic expression of the Chaco culure of New Mexico. - 30. McKim Maliville: The ride and fall of the Konorak temple versus the solar orb. - 32. Closs: Cognitive aspects of ancient Maya eclipse theory. - 33. Firneis/Köberl: Further studies on the astronomical orientation of medieval churches in Austria. - 34. Barlai: Some astronomical problems in East-Central europe. - 35. Aveni/Hartung: Uaxactun, Guatemala, Group E similar assemblages: an archaeoastronomical reconsideration. - 36. Dearborn/White: Inca observatories: their relation to the calendar and ritual. - 37. Hicks: The year at Drombeg. - 38. Farrer: Star walking - the preliminary report. - - Part 4: Additional abstracts summited. - Index. Seller Inventory # 02343

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