Heiau, 'Aina, Lani is a collaborative study of 78 temple sites in the ancient moku districts of Kahikinui and Kaupō. The Mayan calendar, sky observations, and monuments. The Stonehenge landscape, part of the World Heritage Site, is internationally renowned for its complexes of outstanding prehistoric monuments. Here, for the first time this topic, a subject of long-standing controversy between astronomers and archaeologists, is approached from a perspective that incorporates both disciplines. Examines the role of astronomy among the Incas. In addition, see many of the books suggested in section 1 of this Guide. It makesreader can feel what the writer feel when he or she write the book.
A clear primer on the subject of ancient sites and the astronomical thinking of ancient cultures around the world. Though long out of print, Nā Inoa Hōkū is still widely regarded as a definitive source of reference for anyone studying the use of astronomy in Polynesian voyaging as well as the nature and development of ritual and calendrical practices throughout the Pacific. This online book also provides some example to explainthe explanation clearly. Astronomical stories and explanations from Northern Canada and Alaska, including a discussion of interpretations of the aurora. Ruggles Epub Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth By Clive L. Aveni, Anthony Between the Lines: The Mystery of the Giant Ground Drawings of Ancient Nasca, Peru. Astronomy of South American Cultures Inca, Nasca, etc.
A nice introductory book about cultures and monuments in the Arizona area. Technical in parts chapter on the dating of positional observations but excellent introduction to the history of mapping the sky in China and East Asia. January 2013 This is a list of sites where claims for the use of have been made, sorted by country. Skylore from a number of tribes retold. It takes a skeptical, but positive approach to evidence that ancient monuments in Britain and Ireland were deliberately aligned to astronomical events. Solar Folklore from the Stanford Solar Center: Myths and legends about the Sun from cultures around the world. Astronomy of African-American and Hispanic-American Cultures Published Materials: Bedini, Silvio The Life of Benjamin Banneker: The First African-American Man of Science, 2 nd ed.
Schafer, Edward Pacing the Void: Tang Approaches to the Stars. Shirin Haque-Copilah : Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy: First Visibility of a Lunar Crescent Site some easy, some technical : 9. MacDonald, John The Arctic Sky: Inuit Astronomy, Star Lore and Legend. See many of the books in above 5. Gujral, Ancient Cities, Sacred Skies.
A variety of papers with much useful information. General Web Sites Ancient Observatories, Timeless Knowledge Stanford Solar Center : An introduction to ancient sites where the movements of celestial objects were tracked over the years with a special focus on tracking the Sun. Follow the Drinking Gourd Educator's Guide about how slaves used a song about the Big Dipper to find their way North in the U. A physicist recounts his experience teaching science in Botswana. Image Credit: Jim Spadaccini, Ideum 1. An introduction to the stars as seen from Hawaii and their use as navigation aids in traditional Hawaiian voyaging.
Gleiser, Marcelo The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang. Selected Websites and Articles on the Web: Archaeoastronomy at Stonehenge: an art historian examines Stonehenge from many perspectives, including the astronomical Stone Pages: Mammoth web catalog about European stone circles and monuments, including Stonehenge and others with astronomy connections. On the Egyptian pyramids and their astronomical orientation. Vowahsen, Andreas Cosmic Architecture in India. Astronomy of Asian Cultures Nakayama, Shigeru A History of Japanese Astronomy. We cite only some resources that are of interest to non-specialists and educators.
Ruggles born 1952 is a British , and academic, regarded as one of the leading figures in the field of and the author of numerous academic and popular works on the subject. An authoritative compilation by Navajo and Western astronomers of illustrations, stories, and observations of Navajo constellations coupled with stories from corresponding Greek constellations and Hubble Space Telescope images of objects found in that part of the sky. Table of Contents: The Temple of the Sun at Dzibilchaltun in Yucatan, Mexico. An introduction to the stars as seen from Hawaii and their use as navigation aids in traditional Hawaiian voyaging. Astronomy of Islamic Cultures Ahmad, I. A nice introductory book about cultures and monuments in the Arizona area.
It provides readers not only with critical assessments of a range of facts and theories, but also with the concepts and tools to critically examine new evidence and claims for themselves. A physicist recounts his experience teaching science in Botswana. Ruggles, Clive Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth. Finney, Ben Hokule'a: The Way to Tahiti. Aveni, Anthony Between the Lines: The Mystery of the Giant Ground Drawings of Ancient Nasca, Peru. He has worked in many parts of the world and published numerous books, papers and articles including the 3-volume 2014 , for which he was editor-in-chief.
Ferris, Jeri What Are You Figuring Now? Arab and Islamic Astronomy Leslie Welser : The Role of Astronomy in Islam Dr. With over 200 entries, it offers a number of ways to approach ancient astronomy, from key examples and case studies worldwide Stonehenge; Mexican and Egyptian pyramids; Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; the Nazca lines in Peru to general themes cosmologies, calendars, ancient ideas of space and time, origin myths , to fundamental concepts and methods how the sky has changed over the centuries, how to survey a site , and to the field's most frequently asked questions How did ancient peoples navigate the ocean using the stars? It extends discussions about cultural astronomy beyond the global community of 'Western' academics to focus on the ethnoastronomy and archaeoastronomy of South America, Central and North America, and elsewhere. A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories during the Golden Age of Islam. Astronomical stories and explanations from Northern Canada and Alaska, including a discussion of interpretations of the aurora. Web Sites and Web Articles: Arab and Islamic Astronomy Leslie Welser : The Role of Astronomy in Islam Dr. Aveni, Anothony Conversing with the Planets. Earth and Sky: Visions of the Cosmos in Native American Folklore.