Compiled in honour of Anthony F Aveni, America's leading archaeoastronomer, this book offers state-of-the-art work in cultural astronomy by well-known experts in Mayan glyphic studies, cultural history, ethnohistory, and the history of science and ...
of religions. This collection's wide range of outstanding scholarship reveals that cultural astronomy has come into its own. The diverse topics addressed by the contributors include the correlation between Colonial Northern Zapotec and Gregorian calendars, the period of use of the Dresden Codex Venus table and the significance of the Lunar Almanacs that precede it, a new interpretation of an Inka tapestry mantle as a commemorative calendar, temple orientations in Hawai'i and church orientations in Medieval England, and the connection in cultural imagery between astronomers (science) and wizards (magic). Contributors of this title include: Harvey M Bricker; Victoria R Bricker; Edward E Calnek; Clemency Coggins; John Justeson; Edwin C Krupp; Stephen C McCluskey; Susan Milbrath; Clive Ruggles; David TavA rez; Barbara Tedlock; Dennis Tedlock; Gary Urton and R Tom Zuidema.