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

By Giulio Magli

This booklet offers the 1st entire, effortless to learn, updated account of the attention-grabbing self-discipline of archaeoastronomy, within which the connection among historical structures and the sky is studied so as to achieve a greater figuring out of the guidelines of the architects of the prior and in their non secular and symbolic worlds. The ebook is split into 3 sections, the 1st of which explores the previous kinfolk among astronomy and folks, energy, the afterworld, structure, and panorama. the basics of archaeoastronomy are then addressed intimately, with assurance of the celestial coordinates; the obvious 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 examining measurements. the ultimate part studies what archaeoastronomy can now let us know in regards to the nature and goal 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 workouts is equipped that may be played utilizing non-commercial loose software program, e.g., Google Earth or Stellarium, and should equip readers to behavior their very own study. Readers will locate the publication an excellent creation to what has turn into a wide-ranging multidisciplinary science.

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