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

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Milbrath, Susan (Editor), Dowd, Anne S. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, 2015.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • 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.