Download e-book for kindle: African Cultural Astronomy: Current Archaeoastronomy and by Jarita Holbrook,R. Thebe Medupe,Johnson O. Urama

By Jarita Holbrook,R. Thebe Medupe,Johnson O. Urama

this can be the 1st scholarly choice of articles thinking about the cultural astronomy of Africans. It weaves jointly astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it comprises African myths and legends concerning the sky, alignments to celestial our bodies chanced on at archaeological websites and at areas of worship, rock artwork with celestial imagery, and clinical considering printed in neighborhood astronomy traditions together with ethnomathematics and the construction of calendars. Authors contain astronomers Kim Malville, Johnson Urama, and Thebe Medupe; archaeologist Felix Chami, and geographer Michael Bonine, and lots of new authors. As an rising subfield of cultural astronomy, African cultural astronomy researchers are fascinated about education scholars particularly for doing examine in Africa. the 1st a part of the quantity includes classes and routines to assist the start scholar of African cultural astronomy. integrated are workouts in archaeoastronomy, cultural anthropology, and naked-eye astronomy penned by means of authors who use those usually use those tools for his or her study. This choice of classes and examine papers presents a origin for the cultural astronomy researcher attracted to doing paintings in Africa.

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