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Archaeologia Baltica, Vol. 10Astronomy and Cosmology in Folk Traditions and Cultural Heritage
(Archaeologia Baltica, Vol. 10)

Edited by Jonas VAIŠKŪNAS

Klaipėda: Klaipėda University Press, 2008. – 276 [+8] p.

ISSN 1392-5520


Preface
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List of contributors
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Juan Antonio Belmonte
Second Parts can always be better!
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Stephen C. McCluskey
Conference summary: a historian’s perspective
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I. ASTRONOMICAL AND COSMOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE IN THE FOLK CULTURE

Alejandro Martín López, Sixto Giménez Benítez
The Milky Way and its structuring functions in the worldview of the Mocoví of Gran Chaco
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Cecilia Paula Gómez
Venus and the Star Woman
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Tsimafei Avilin
Astronyms in Belarussian folk beliefs
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Dzmitry Kanaplianikau
Traditional astronomical knowledge in the world-view of Belarussians in 1994-2005
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Irena Pundure
A solar calendar from Latvian dainas
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II. ASTRONOMICAL AND COSMOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE IN MYTHOLOGY AND RELIGION

Krzysztof Jakubiak, Arkadiusz Sołtysiak
Mesopotamian influences on Persian sky-watching and calendars. Part II. Ishtar and Anahita
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Arkadiusz Sołtysiak
The birthday of Asakku
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Noemi Miranda, Juan A. Belmonte, Miguel Angel Molinero
Uncovering Seshat: new insights into the stretching of the cord ceremony
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III. ASTRONOMICAL AND ETHNOCOSMOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ETHNOLOGICAL ARTEFACTS

Michael A. Rappenglück
Tracing the celestial deer – an ancient motif and its astronomical interpretation across cultures
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Antonio César González García, Marco V. García Quintela, Juan Antonio Belmonte, Manuel Santos Estévez
Calendrical deer, time-reckoning and landscape in Iron-Age North-West Spain
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Dainius Razauskas, Vykintas Vaitkevičius
The mythological Moon horse as reflected in Baltic archaeology, folklore and linguistics
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Vytautas Tumėnas
The visual and the mythical-poetic interpretations of sky luminaries in Lithuanian traditional textiles
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Jonas Vaiškūnas
Some peripheral forms of the Mediterranean and oriental zodiac traditions in heathen Lithuania
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IV. ASTRONOMICAL AND COSMOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE IN HISTORICAL SOURCES AND LITERATURE

Vito Francesco Polcaro, Andrea Martocchia
Were the 185 A.D. and 369 A.D. “guest stars” seen in Rome?
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Flavia Pedroza Lima, Silvia F. de M. Figueirôa
Indigenous astronomical traditions as related by the first ethnologists in Brazil
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Göran Henriksson
A new attempt to date the Xia, Shang and western Zhou dynasties by solar eclipses
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Antonella Ghignoli, Andrea Martocchia, Vito Francesco Polcaro
Eleventh-century supernovae: another way to read the medieval sources?
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Helen Jacobus
The date of Purim and calendars in the Book of Esther
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Arnold Lebeuf
L’Abbé Jean Lebeuf, (1687-1760), a forgotten precursor of archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy
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V. REFLECTIONS OF ASTRONOMICAL AND COSMOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE IN MONUMENTS, LANDSCAPES AND ARCHITECTURE

Göran Henriksson, Mary Blomberg
Orientations at the Minoan peak sanctuary on Philioremos near Gonies (Maleviziou), Crete
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Gregory E. Munson, Bryan C. Bates, Larry V. Nordby
Reading, writing, and recording the architecture: how astronomical cycles may be reflected in the architectural construction at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, USA
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David W. Pankenier, Ciyuan Y. Liu, Salvo De Meis
The Xiangfen, Taosi Site: a Chinese neolithic “observatory”?
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Giulio Magli
On the origin of the Roman idea of town: geometrical and astronomical references
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Arnold Lebeuf
The nuraghic well of Santa Cristina, Paulilatino, Oristano, Sardinia. A verification of the astronomical hypothesis: work in process, preliminary results
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Andrei Prokhorov
Images on the stones at Scebiaraky village in North-West Belarus
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Antonio César González García, Vesselina Koleva, Dimitar Kolev, Juan Antonio Belmonte
Thracian dolmens and their orientations
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JohanMcKim Malville, Michael Zawaski, Steven Gullberg
Cosmological motifs of Peruvian huacas
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Marcello Ranieri
A geometrical analysis of Mesoamerican pre-hispanic architecture: squaring triads, numbers, length units and the calendar
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Lucilla Labianca, Ida Sciortino, Silvia Gaudenzi, Andrea Patané, Vito Francesco Polcaro, Marcello Ranieri
An archaeoastronomical study of the “Neo-Pythagorean Basilica” at Porta Maggiore in Rome
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Rimvydas Laužikas
Some cosmological aspects of Catholic churches in Lithuania
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Katalin Barlai
Basatanya revisited: two periods of a Copper Age cemetery in the Carpathian Basin
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Marcello Ranieri
The pythagorean geometry of the Atreus tomb at Mycenae
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Florin Stanescu
Measurement systems for mathematics and astronomy in antiquity. Ptolemy’s chord calculation and new considerations concerning the “discus in planitia” ascribed to Aristarchus. Part I
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VI. LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY AND ARCHAEOASTRONOMY

Lionel Sims
Integrating archaeoastronomy with landscape archaeology: Silbury Hill – a case study
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Juan Antonio Belmonte, Antonio César González García, Mosalam Shaltout, Magdi Fekri, Noemi Miranda
From Umm al Qab to Biban al Muluk: the orientation of royal tombs in ancient Egypt
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Fernando Pimenta, Luís Tirapicos
The orientations of central Alentejo megalithic enclosures
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Sacha Stephens
Cardinal and lunisolar alignments as alignments of gender and of power
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Ray P. Norris
Searching for the astronomy of aboriginal Australians
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VII. ARCHAEOLOGY, FOLKLORE AND THE RECOVERY OF PAST ASTRONOMIES

Stanisław Iwaniszewski
Alternative archaeoastronomies – an overview
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John Morieson
The case study of the Boorong
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Stephen C. McCluskey
Nationalism and politics in the recovery of past astronomies
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VIII. NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODS IN CULTURAL ASTRONOMY

Barbara Rappenglück
Cosmic catastrophes and cultural disasters in prehistoric times? The chances and limitations of a verification
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In Memoriam: Izold Pustylnik (17 March 1938 – 2 May 2008)
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PLATES (I – VIII)
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