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The Resource Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science, edited by E.C. Krupp

Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science, edited by E.C. Krupp

Label
Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science
Title
Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science
Statement of responsibility
edited by E.C. Krupp
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Archaeoastronomy is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary inquiry into the minds of our prehistoric and ancient ancestors, one that attempts to reconstruct the ways in which early peoples made use of the sky and its significance to them. Astronomy appears to be a fundamental component of culture, making the scope of archaeoastronomy worldwide. This book, reviewing recent research, includes new material on the megalith builders in Western Europe, North American Indians, the literate civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Andean culture of the Incas, and the Egyptians, among others. Recent discoveries and controversies are highlighted, and the relationship of ancient skywatching to the development of true science is explored. This is not a tracing of the historical thread leading from pre-science to science; rather it is a cross-cultural search for those elements of prescientific activity that might give us a hint of the process of evolution of our own relationship with the sky
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
520/.93
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB16
LC item number
.A73 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Krupp, E. C.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
Series statement
AAAS selected symposium
Series volume
71
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeoastronomy
  • Astronomy
Label
Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science, edited by E.C. Krupp
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Based on a symposium that was held at the 1980 AAAS National Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, January 3-8 ... sponsored by AAAS Sections D (Astronomy) and H (Anthropology)"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The nature of Mesoamerican astronomy: a look at the native texts
  • John B. Carlson
  • The view from the tropics
  • Anthony F. Aveni
  • Egyptian astronomy: a tale of temples, tradition, and tombs
  • E.C. Krupp
  • As the world turns
  • E.C. Krupp
  • California's first astronomers
  • Travis Hudson
  • Solar and lunar observatories of the megalithic astronomers
  • Archibald S. Thom
  • Stones and henges: megalithic astronomy reviewed
  • Ronald Hicks
Control code
10571100
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780865314061
Lccn
83050763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)680664
Label
Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science, edited by E.C. Krupp
Publication
Note
"Based on a symposium that was held at the 1980 AAAS National Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, January 3-8 ... sponsored by AAAS Sections D (Astronomy) and H (Anthropology)"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographies and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The nature of Mesoamerican astronomy: a look at the native texts
  • John B. Carlson
  • The view from the tropics
  • Anthony F. Aveni
  • Egyptian astronomy: a tale of temples, tradition, and tombs
  • E.C. Krupp
  • As the world turns
  • E.C. Krupp
  • California's first astronomers
  • Travis Hudson
  • Solar and lunar observatories of the megalithic astronomers
  • Archibald S. Thom
  • Stones and henges: megalithic astronomy reviewed
  • Ronald Hicks
Control code
10571100
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780865314061
Lccn
83050763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)680664

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