Archaeoastronomy: Introduction to the Science of Stars and by Giulio Magli

By Giulio Magli

This ebook offers the 1st whole, effortless to learn, up to date account of the interesting self-discipline of archaeoastronomy, within which the connection among historic structures and the sky is studied with a view to achieve a greater figuring out of the guidelines of the architects of the prior and in their non secular and symbolic worlds. The e-book is split into 3 sections, the 1st of which explores the earlier family members among astronomy and other people, strength, the afterworld, structure, and panorama. the basics of archaeoastronomy are then addressed intimately, with assurance of the celestial coordinates; the plain movement of the sunlight, Moon, stars, and planets; remark of celestial our bodies on the horizon; using astronomical software program in archaeoastronomy; and present equipment for making and interpreting measurements. the ultimate part stories what archaeoastronomy can now let us know in regards to the nature and function of such websites and buildings as Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, Chichen Itza, the Campus Martius, and the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. furthermore, a suite of routines is equipped that may be played utilizing non-commercial loose software program, e.g., Google Earth or Stellarium, and may equip readers to behavior their very own study. Readers will locate the booklet an excellent creation to what has turn into a wide-ranging multidisciplinary science.

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