Mexican And Central American Antiquities Calendar Systems And History

Author : Eduard Seler
ISBN : 1333661827
Genre : Social Science
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Excerpt from Mexican and Central American Antiquities, Calendar Systems, and History: Twenty-Four Papers For a number of years English - speaking students of aboriginal American history have given much attention to the archeology and especially to the glyphic writing of the semicivilized peoples of middle America. Researches relating to the latter subject are of exceptional importance, not-only because of their bearing on native history, but on account of their application to the problems of the origin and development of writing in general. Investigations regard ing the American glyphic system have been greatly stimulated in recent years by kindred researches in various parts of the world, and more especially by the remarkable results achieved by Egyptologists, who, through the discovery of the Rosetta stone, have been able to present to the world historic treasures of the greatest value. Although there is no prospect that an American Rosetta stone will be found, since only one well-advanced system of writing had developed in the New World, the present investigations alongthis line are well worth the attention of the American Government. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Latin American Studies

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ISBN : UCSD:31822015984412
Genre : Latin America
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Contains scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Covers social sciences and the humanities in alternate years.
Category: Latin America

The Bookseller

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ISBN : UOM:39015071100021
Genre : English literature
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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
Category: English literature

Mesoamerican Architecture As A Cultural Symbol

Author : Jeff Karl Kowalski
ISBN : UOM:39015047441319
Genre : Architecture
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In this collection, prominent scholars provide new interpretations and useful syntheses of many of the most significant Mesoamerican architectural traditions from the Preclassic to the Postclassic periods. The essays examine the built environment as a carrier of cultural meanings. The many pyramid-temples, palaces, and ballcourts comprising Mesoamerican centers were constructed in the context of hierarchical societies, and provided monumental expressions of elite authority. The design of individual buildings, as well as the layout of site plans, often embodied Mesoamerican beliefs about the structure of the cosmos, natural forces, or the numinous power of landscape forms, thus providing sanction for the sociopolitical order.
Category: Architecture

Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025417838
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

An Archaeology Of The Soul

Author : Robert L. Hall
ISBN : 0252066022
Genre : Social Science
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Looking beyond regional barriers, An Archaeology Of The Soul offers new depths of insight into American Indian ethnography. Hall uncovers the lineage and kinship shared by Native North Americans through the perspectives of history, archaeology, archaeoastronomy, biological anthropology, linguistics, and mythology.
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Skywatchers

Author : Anthony F. Aveni
ISBN : IND:30000079160549
Genre : History
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From reviews of the first edition: ". . . a clear, well-written introduction to archaeoastronomy [that] should be on the shelf of anyone interested in the subject." -Archaeology ". . . a splendid book, interesting both as science and as history." -Sky and Telescope ". . . a well-written, stimulating, and excellently illustrated book. Buy it or borrow it!" -Archaeoastronomy Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico helped establish the field of archaeoastronomy, and it remains the standard introduction to this subject. Combining basic astronomy with archaeological and ethnological data, it presented a readable and entertaining synthesis of all that was known of ancient astronomy in the western hemisphere as of 1980. In this revised edition, Anthony Aveni draws on his own and others' discoveries of the past twenty years to bring the Skywatchers story up to the present. He offers new data and interpretations in many areas, including: The study of Mesoamerican time and calendrical systems and their unprecedented continuity in contemporary Mesoamerican culture The connections between Precolumbian religion, astrology, and scientific, quantitative astronomy The relationship between Highland Mexico and the world of the Maya and the state of Pan-American scientific practices The use of personal computer software for computing astronomical data With this updated information, Skywatchers will serve a new generation of general and scholarly readers and will be useful in courses on archaeoastronomy, astronomy, history of astronomy, history of science, anthropology, archaeology, and world religions.
Category: History

Exploring Ancient Skies

Author : David H. Kelley
ISBN : 1441976248
Genre : Science
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Exploring Ancient Skies brings together the methods of archaeology and the insights of modern astronomy to explore the science of astronomy as it was practiced in various cultures prior to the invention of the telescope. The book reviews an enormous and growing body of literature on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New World (particularly Mesoamerica), putting the ancient astronomical materials into their archaeological and cultural contexts. The authors begin with an overview of the field and proceed to essential aspects of naked-eye astronomy, followed by an examination of specific cultures. The book concludes by taking into account the purposes of ancient astronomy: astrology, navigation, calendar regulation, and (not least) the understanding of our place and role in the universe. Skies are recreated to display critical events as they would have appeared to ancient observers--events such as the supernova of 1054 A.D., the "lion horoscope," and the Star of Bethlehem. Exploring Ancient Skies provides a comprehensive overview of the relationships between astronomy and other areas of human investigation. It will be useful as a reference for scholars and as a text for students in both astronomy and archaeology, and will be of compelling interest to readers who seek a broad understanding of our collective intellectual history.
Category: Science