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Calendars, Symbols and Orientations free pdf 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 Societe Europeenne pour l'Astronomie dans la Culture (SEAC) in Stockholm, 2001

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Author : Mary Blomberg
Publisher : Uppsala Universitet
Data Published : 24 September 2003
ISBN : 9150616749
EAN : 9789150616743
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 167 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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