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ARCHAEOASTRONOMY

Tracking the ancient skies

Author: 
F. Hirschmann
Article Date: 
Winter 1988
Article Abstract: 
Robert and Ann Preston "have made substantial progress in scientifically interpreting some petroglyphs' astronomical workings." Illus.
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English
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Organization of space in the Anasazi ceremonial site of Yellow Jacket, 5MT-5

Author: 
J. Malville and M. Neupert
Article Date: 
January-December 1986
Article Abstract: 
Discusses the astronomical aspects of 5MT-5 (located near Yellow Jacket, Colorado) with special emphasis on several monoliths perhaps used for sighting solstice sunrises. Illus. Map
Language: 
English
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Ethnoastronomy in Navajo sandpaintings of the heavens

Author: 
T. Griffin-Pierce
Article Date: 
January-December 1986
Article Abstract: 
A cognitive and symbolic approach to the role of constellations in Navajo sandpaintings of the heavens. The navajo recognize 8 major constellations, paired into 4 sequential age groups. Illus
Language: 
English
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