Stairways to the Stars

Stairways to the Stars Stairways To The Stars Serves As An Introduction To Archaeoastronomy, Or The Study Of Astronomy Practiced By Ancient Cultures It Explores How The Art Of Skywatching Developed In The Popular Cultures And Includes New Revelations About Three Of The Most Popular And Mysterious Clues In Ancient Astronomy What Was The Meaning Of Stonehenge What Was The Mayan Code Why Was The Elaborate Incan City Of Cuzco Build The Author Combines The Forefront Research With Illustrations And Observations Of These Ancient Cultures To Create A Stimulating Journey Through Time And Space. Stairways to the Stars Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures Hardcover by Anthony F Aveni Aveni describes how the Mayans, Incans, and people of Stonehenge managed to develop their calendars using basic structures and astronomy without the tools and math that we have today He makes some very interesting observations about these cultures and how they relate to modern society Particularly, he takes some initially confusing aspects and draws parallels to how we behave For example, Mayans counted in base 20 but switched when discussing time This seems arbitrary until we remember that Aveni describes how the Mayans, Incans, and people of Stonehenge managed to develop their calendars using basic structures and astronomy without the tools a
A nice book about how ancient cultures were a bitaware of their place in the cosmos than we are How things line up is interesting and improves one s understanding of ancient and prehistoric astronomy as a way of life. impulse buy, caught my eye, happens a lot great introduction on how the ancients viewed the sky with the naked eye introduces the reader to heavens message from three different cultures at three different latitudes, thus observing three different heavens. Great, especially the first bit on basic background info in astronomy. Interesting book a lot of information and great concept.Puts your mind at work In every way, much better than the Krupp Muchreadable, so far, ratheraccurate too

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  • Hardcover
  • 230 pages
  • Stairways to the Stars
  • Anthony F. Aveni
  • English
  • 10 December 2018
  • 0471159425