Cosmology, calendars, and horizon-based astronomy in ancient Mesoamerica /

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Other Authors: Milbrath, Susan (Editor), Dowd, Anne S. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, 2015.
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505 0 |a List of figures -- List of tables -- Foreword: Astronomy, anthropology, and Anthony Aveni / E.C. Krupp -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction. An interdisciplinary approach to cosmology, calendars, and horizon-based astronomy / Susan Milbrath and Anne S. Dowd -- Horizon-based astronomy. Pyramids marking time : Anthony F. Aveni's contribution to the study of astronomical alignments in Mesoamerican architecture / Ivan Šprajc ; Maya architectural hierophanies / Anne S. Dowd ; Mountain of sustenance : site organization at Dainzú-Macuilxóchitl and Mesoamerican concepts of space and time / Ronald K. Faulseit -- Cosmological principles. The North Celestial Pole in ancient Mesoamerica / Clemency Coggins ; A seasonal calendar in the Codex Borgia / Susan Milbrath ; Iconography and metaphorical expressions pertaining to eclipses : a perspective from postclassic and colonial Maya manuscripts / Gabrielle Vail ; The Maya deluge myth and Dresden Codex page 74 : not the end but the eternal regeneration of the world / John B. Carlson -- Calendar records. The ancient Maya moon : calendar and character / Flora Simmons Clancy ; Pecked circles and divining boards : calculating instruments in ancient Mesoamerica / David A. Freidel and Michelle Rich ; The "Las Bocas mosaic" and Mesoamerican astro-calendrics : "calculator" or hoax? / Prudence M. Rice ; Some alternative eclipse periodicities in Maya codices / Victoria R. Bricker and Harvey M. Bricker ; Modeling indigenous Mesoamerican eclipse theory / John Justeson -- Conclusion. Maya books and buildings at baktun's end / Anthony F. Aveni -- List of contributors -- Index. 
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