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By Jarita Holbrook,R. Thebe Medupe,Johnson O. Urama

ISBN-10: 1402066384

ISBN-13: 9781402066382

ISBN-10: 9048176875

ISBN-13: 9789048176878

this is often the 1st scholarly selection of articles excited about the cultural astronomy of Africans. It weaves jointly astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it contains African myths and legends concerning the sky, alignments to celestial our bodies came upon at archaeological websites and at areas of worship, rock artwork with celestial imagery, and clinical considering published in neighborhood astronomy traditions together with ethnomathematics and the production of calendars. Authors contain astronomers Kim Malville, Johnson Urama, and Thebe Medupe; archaeologist Felix Chami, and geographer Michael Bonine, and plenty of new authors. As an rising subfield of cultural astronomy, African cultural astronomy researchers are fascinated by education scholars in particular for doing examine in Africa. the 1st a part of the amount comprises classes and routines to assist the start pupil of African cultural astronomy. integrated are routines in archaeoastronomy, cultural anthropology, and naked-eye astronomy penned via authors who use those usually use those equipment for his or her study. This choice of classes and learn papers offers a origin for the cultural astronomy researcher attracted to doing paintings in Africa.

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