Astronomies and cultures : paper derived from the third Oxford International Symposium on Archaeoastronomy, St. Andrews, UK, September 1990 / edited by Clive L. N. Ruggles and Nicholas J. Saunders.
Contributor(s): Saunders, Nicholas J | Oxford International Conference on Archaeoastronomy ((3: 1990: St). Andrews, UK)Language: English Publisher: Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, 1993.Description: xviii, 344p. : ill., diagrs., drawings, maps, photos, tables ; 24cm.ISBN: 0870813196
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Includes bibls. - Contents: The study of cultural astronomy / Clive L.N. Ruggles and Nicholas J. Saunders; The Yao Dian and the origins of astronomy in China / Chen Cheng-Yih and Xi Zezong; The riddle of Red Sirius: and anthropological perspective / Roger Ceragioli; Astronomies and rituals at the dawn of the Middle Ages / Stephen C. McCluskey; Folk astronomy in the service of religion: the case of Islam / David A. King; Cosmos and kings at Vijayanagara / John McKim Malville and John M. Fritz; Medicine wheel astronomy / David Vogt; Venus-regulated warfare and ritual sacrifice in Mesoamerica / John B. Carlson; Astronomical knowledge, calendrics, and sacred geography in ancient Mesoamerica / Johanna Broda; The pleiades in comparative perspective: the Waiwai Shirkoimo and the Shipibo Huishmabo / Peter G. Roe.