Compiled in honor of Anthony F. Aveni,
America's leading archaeoastronomer,
Skywatching in the Ancient World offers state-of-the-art
work in cultural astronomy by well-known experts in Mayan glyphic
studies, cultural history, ethnohistory, and the history of science
and of religions.
This collection's wide range of outstanding
scholarship reveals that cultural astronomy has come into its own.
The diverse topics addressed by the contributors include the
correlation between Colonial Northern Zapotec and Gregorian
calendars, the period of use of the Dresden Codex Venus table and
the significance of the Lunar Almanacs that precede it, a new
interpretation of an Inka tapestry mantle as a commemorative
calendar, temple orientations in Hawai'i and
church orientations in Medieval England, and the connection in
cultural imagery between astronomers (science) and wizards
Contributors include: Harvey M. Bricker, Victoria R. Bricker,
Edward E. Calnek, Clemency Coggins, John Justeson, Edwin C. Krupp,
Stephen C. McCluskey, Susan Milbrath, Clive Ruggles, David Tavárez,
Barbara Tedlock, Dennis Tedlock, Gary Urton, and R. Tom Zuidema.
Mesoamerican Worlds Series
Subjects: Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology
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