Volume 16 - Issue 4 (Special Issue)


Société Européenne pour l'Astronomie dans la Culture (SEAC 2015) Conference - "Astronomy in Past and Present Cultures"
(November 2015 - Rome, Italy)

Editorial Foreword by Guest Editors

Afterword



A - Problems and Methods of Cultural Astronomy

THE CREDIBILITY OF ARCHAEOASTRONOMY: A SUGGESTION FROM PHARMACOLOGY? (pp.1-5)
V. F. Polcaro
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.207248

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LOOKING THROUGH A TELESCOPE WITH AN OBSIDIAN MIRROR. COULD SPECIALISTS OF ANCIENT CULTURES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VIEW THE NIGHT SKY USING SUCH AN INSTRUMENT? (pp.7-15)
J. Vit, M. A. Rappengluck
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.207255

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OPEN-SOURCE VIRTUAL ARCHAEOASTRONOMY (pp.17-24)
G. Zotti
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.207260

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PHENOMENOLOGY OF SHADOW (pp.25-32)
D. Brown
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.207269

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SKYSCAPES OF CLIFTON (pp.33-39)
R. Mukundu, W. Ktorides, D. Brown
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.207285

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B - Astronomy in Extra-European Cultures

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE LUNAR SERIES AT DOS PILAS, GUATEMALA (pp.41-49)
S. Iwaniszewski
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220897

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ANIMISM, RECIPROCITY AND ENTANGLEMENT (pp.51-58)
J. McKim Malville
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220898

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THE CROSSOVER AMONG THE INCAS IN THE COLLASUYU (pp.59-66)
R. Moyano
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220900

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DISARTICULATED DUAL SEASONS AND MAYA COSMOLOGY IN HIGHLAND MAYA COMMUNITIES (pp.67-74)
N. Louanna Furbee, R. Jimenez Jimenez
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220901

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BASIS OF A GNOMONIC PARADIGM IN MESOAMERICA: THE CASE OF MAYAPAN (pp.75-80)
R. Perez-Enriquez, J. Galindo Trejo
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220902

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|XAM SKYLORE OF THE KAROO DESERT, SOUTH AFRICA (pp.81-86)
J. Holbrook, J. M. de Prada-Samper
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220903

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ASTRAL SCIENCE OF THE EAST SYRIAC CHRISTIANS IN CHINA DURING THE LATE FIRST MILLENNIUM AD (pp.87-92)
B. M. Mak
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220904

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C - Astronomy in Ancient Near East and Egypt, from the origins to 395 CE

ORIENTATIO AD SIDERA (OAS): HIGHLIGHTS OF A DECADE OF ARCHAEOASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION AND BEYOND (pp.93-101)
J. A. Belmonte, A. C. Gonzalez-Garcia, A. Polcaro, A. Rodriguez-Anton, M. Shaltout
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220905

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THE SKY FROM THE HIGH TERRACE: STUDY ON THE ORIENTATION OF THE ZIQQURAT IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA (pp.103-108)
D. Nadali, A. Polcaro
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220907

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PLEIADES IN ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA (pp.109-117)
L. Verderame
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220909

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THE KUDURRUS AND THE SKY. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF THE DOG-SCORPION-LAMP ASTRAL PATTERN AS REPRESENTED IN KASSITE KUDURRUS RELIEFS (pp.119-123)
S. Pizzimenti
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220910

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SHRINES OF RAM-HEADED DIVINITIES AND CANOPUS: SKYSCAPING AT HERAKLEOPOLIS MAGNA (pp.125-132)
J. A. Belmonte, M. C. Pérez Die, L. Diaz-Iglesias Llanos
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220911

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A DIACHRONIC ANALYSIS OF ORIENTATION OF SACRED PRECINCTS ACROSS JORDAN (pp.133-141)
A. C. Gonzalez-Garcia, J. A. Belmonte, A. Polcaro
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220912

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EARLY MESOPOTAMIAN INTERCALATION SCHEMES AND THE SIDEREAL MONTH (pp.143-151)
E. Ratzon
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220913

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ROMANS IN THE NEAR EAST: THE ORIENTATION OF ROMAN SETTLEMENTS IN PRESENT-DAY JORDAN (pp.153-160)
A. Rodriguez-Anton, J. A. Belmonte, A. C. Gonzalez-Garcia
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220914

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TEMPLES OF ASTARTE ACROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN (pp.161-166)
C. Esteban, D. Iborra Pellin
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220915

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THE BABYLONIAN ASTRONOMICAL DIARIES: A GRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF THEIR IMPLIED REFERENCE SYSTEM (pp.167-173)
S. Gullberg
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220916

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REDISCOVERING THE MALTESE TEMPLE OF BORG IN-NADUR: AN ARCHAEOASTRONOMICAL PERSPECTIVE (pp.175-178)
D. Tanasi, A. Orlando
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220917

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D - Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Greece

THE SUN OF HOMER (pp.179-182)
M. Revello
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220932

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THE MYTH OF IXION: AN ASTRONOMICAL INTERPRETATION (pp.183-189)
P. Colona
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220933

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ON THE VALUE AND MEANING OF PROCLUS’ PERFECT YEAR (pp.191-194)
B. Zlatev
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220934

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E - Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Italy and in Roman Empire

ORIENTATION OF THE SARDINIAN NURAGIC "MEETINGS HUTS" (pp.195-201)
A. Mulas, M. Peppino Zedda
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220935

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THE ORIENTED ALTARS OF ROCCA PIZZICATA AND THE ROCKY SITES OF ALCANTARA VALLEY (pp.203-206)
A. Orlando, M. T. Magro, M. S. Scaravilli
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220936

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THE MEGALITHIC TEMPLE OF DIANA ON THE CEFALU ROCK (SICILY) (pp.207-211)
D. Gori, A. Orlando
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220937

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THE ROLE OF URBAN TOPOGRAPHY IN THE ORIENTATION OF GREEK TEMPLES: THE CASES OF AKRAGAS AND SELINUNTE (pp.213-217)
R. Hannah, G. Magli, A. Orlando
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220938

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LUNISTICES AT SESTO FIORENTINO: AN INVESTIGATION ON GEOMETRY AND ALIGNMENTS OF THE THOLOS TOMBS OF THE ETRUSCAN PRINCES (pp.219-224)
F. Carnevale, M. Ranieri
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220939

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A "PHOENICIAN LIGHTHOUSE" AT CAPO GALLO (PALERMO)? (pp.225-231)
M. Rapisarda, M. Ranieri
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220940

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ON THE ORIENTATION OF TWO ROMAN TOWNS IN THE RHINE AREA (pp.233-240)
D. Espinosa Espinosa, A. C. Gonzalez-Garcia, M. V. Garcia Quintela
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220941

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THE ORIENTATION OF LUGDUNUM CONUENARUM AND THE CELTIC FEASTS MARKING THE START OF THE SEASONS IN ANCIENT GAUL (pp.241-247)
A. C. Gonzalez Garcia, M. V. Garcia Quintela, A. Rodriguez Anton
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220942

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THE URBAN SET OF THE PANTHEON AND THE MAUSOLEUM OF AUGUSTUS IN ROME, BETWEEN ARCHITECTURAL AND ASTRONOMICAL SYMBOLISM (pp.249-255)
L. Nicoletta, P. Virgili
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220943

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THE ORIENTATION OF THE MITHRAEA IN OSTIA ANTICA (pp.257-266)
S. Sclavi, M. Monaco, F. Carnevale, M. Ranieri, S. Gaudenzi, F. Vito Polcaro, C. Scatigno
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220945

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ARA - PACIS - AVGVSTAE: AN ASTRO-ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (pp.267-274)
V. R. Tiede
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220946

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F - Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Iberian Peninsula

PRAILEAITZ I: A MAGDALENIAN LUNAR-SOLAR CAVE AT 15,500 BP IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY (pp.275-282)
L. Sims, X. Otero
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220947

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ARCHAEOASTRONOMY IN BRONZE AGE SITES OF LA MANCHA (SPAIN) (pp.283-289)
C. Esteban, L. Benitez-de-Lugo-Enrich
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220948

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LA GESSERA: AN IBERIAN BUILDING FOR WORSHIP? (TARRAGONA, SPAIN) (pp.291-295)
M. Perez Gutierrez, D. Bea Castano, J. Diloli Fons, J. Vila Llorach, M. Prades Painous
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220949

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EQUINOCTIAL MARKERS IN PROTOHISTORIC IBERIAN SANCTUARIES (pp.297-304)
C. Esteban
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220950

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AN ORIENTALIZING RITUAL BUILDING IN ALISEDA (CACERES, SPAIN) (pp.305-311)
M. Perez Gutierrez, A. Rodríguez Díaz, I. Pavon Soldevila, D. M. Duque Espino
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220951

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THE IBERIAN URBAN SANCTUARY OF PUENTE TABLAS (JAEN, SPAIN) (pp.313-319)
M. Perez Gutierrez, A. Ruiz Rodríguez, M. Molinos Molinos
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220952

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APPLICATION OF CULTURAL ASTRONOMY METHODS TO HIGH SCHOOL BY MEANS OF STUDYING ASTRAL DECORATIONS AND ORIENTATIONS OF GALICIAN HORREOS (pp.321-328)
F. Brana Rey, A. Ulla Miguel, E. Perez Fernandez
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220953

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G - The Sky Bear

SKY SIMULATIONS FOR THE PALAEOLITHIC EPOCH (pp.329-334)
E. Antonello
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220954

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THE BEAR AND THE YEAR: ON THE ORIGIN OF THE FINNISH LATE IRON AGE FOLK CALENDAR AND ITS CONNECTION TO THE BEAR CULT (pp.335-341)
M. P. Ridderstad
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220955

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SKY BEAR RESEARCH: IMPLICATIONS FOR "CULTURAL ASTRONOMY" (pp.343-350)
R. M. Frank
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220956

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H - Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Northern Europe

THE GUNDESTRUP CAULDRON: IS THIS THE KEY TO THE ENIGMA? (pp.351-358)
C. Maumene
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220957

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THE COMMON ATTRIBUTES BETWEEN THE BALTIC THUNDER GOD PERKUNAS AND HIS ANTIQUE EQUIVALENTS JUPITER AND ZEUS (pp.359-367)
V. Tumenas
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220958

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ON THE CONSTELLATION ORIGIN OF THE PLACE NAME HINDELOOPEN (pp.369-378)
E. Amsterdam
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220959

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INTERVISIBILITY, SIGHTLINES AND ALIGNMENTS (pp.379-384)
C. Clausen
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220960

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I - Cultural Astronomy in Ancient Eastern Europe

ARMENIAN ARCHAEOASTRONOMY AND ASTRONOMY IN CULTURE (pp.385-392)
A. Mickaelian, S. Farmanyan
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220961

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ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL COSMOLOGY IN ARMENIAN HIGHLAND (pp.393-399)
S. V. Farmanyan, A. M. Mickaelian
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220962

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LATE CHALCOLITHIC SOLAR-CHTHONIC ROCK-CUT STRUCTURES FOR TIME MEASURING IN THE EASTERN RHODOPES, BULGARIA (pp.401-406)
P. Maglova, A. Stoev, M. Spasova
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220963

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RESEARCH PROJECT “ASTRONOMICAL ORIENTATIONS AND GEOPHYSICAL ANOMALIES OF TRAPEZOIDAL NICHES IN THE EASTERN RHODOPES, BULGARIA“: IN SEARCH OF AN INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP (pp.407-412)
A. Stoev, P. Maglova
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220964

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PREHISTORIC ROCK SANCTUARY WITH ARCH NEAR THE VILLAGE OF KOVACHEVITSA, BULGARIA: SPATIAL ORIENTATION AND SOLAR PROJECTIONS (pp.413-419)
A. Stoev, P. Maglova, V. Markov, M. Spasova
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220965

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J - Cultural Astronomy in Middle Ages and in Christian Churches

ASTRONOMY IN THE MEDIEVAL LIBER FLORIDUS (pp.421-428)
S. Draxler, M. E. Lippitsch
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220966

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AN HYPOTHESIS OF AN ASTRONOMICAL SYSTEM OF LIGURES APUAN IN GARFAGNANA (pp.429-435)
M. Peppino Zedda
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220967

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SURVEY, ARCHAEOASTRONOMY AND COMMUNICATION: THE MAUSOLEUM OF THEODORIC IN RAVENNA (ITALY) (pp.437-446)
M. Incerti, G. Lavoratti, S. Iurilli
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220968

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FROM HAGIOGRAPHY TO CELTIC COSMOLOGY: ARCHAEOASTRONOMY AND CHRISTIAN LANDSCAPE IN OURENSE (NW SPAIN) (pp.447-454)
A. Cesar Gonzalez Garcia, Marco V. Garcia Quintela
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220969

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THE ALIGNMENT OF MEDIEVAL CHURCHES IN NORTHERN-CENTRAL ITALY AND IN THE ALPS AND THE PATH OF LIGHT INSIDE THE CHURCH ON THE PATRON SAINT'S DAY (pp.455-463)
E. Spinazze
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220970

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ILLUMINATION EFFECTS AT THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT JAMES (GALICIA): FIRST RESULTS (pp.465-471)
B. Vilas Estevez, A. C. Gonzalez-García
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220971

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ASTRONOMY AND SOLAR SYMBOLOGY IN THE BASILICA OF SAN MINIATO AL MONTE AND IN THE BAPTISTERY OF SAN GIOVANNI IN FLORENCE (pp.473-480)
S. Bartolini, M. Pierozzi
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220972

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LIGHT BEAMS AND ARCHITECTURE MARKED CELESTIAL EVENTS IN COLONIAL CHURCHES AND MISSIONS IN NEW SPAIN AND PERU: NEW EVIDENCE FROM MORELIA (pp.481-485)
R. A. Benfer
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220973

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K - Cultural Astronomy in Renaissance and Modern Epoch

ASTROLOGY, PROPHECY AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN SCIENCE SEEN THROUGH THE LENSES OF RENAISSANCE ART (pp.487-496)
G. Gandolfi
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220974

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ASTRONOMY AND CULTURE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: ISAAC NEWTON’S INFLUENCE ON THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND POLITICS (pp.497-502)
N. Campion
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220975

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THE OLD AND THE NEW ROME: FRANCESCO BIANCHINI'S ASTRONOMICAL EXCHANGES WITH THE COURT OF LISBON (pp.503-508)
L. Tirapicos
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220976

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L - Cultural Astronomy in Contemporary Epoch

WHERE TELESCOPES CANNOT (YET) SEE - THE MOON AS SEEN BY SCRIVEN BOLTON, ETIENNE TROUVELOT, LUCIEN RUDAUX, CHESLEY BONESTELL (pp.509-517)
A. Adamo
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220977

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ANALYSING EDUCATION AS A VARIABLE IN "THE SKY IN OUR LIVES SURVEY" (pp.519-524)
R. Ndlovu
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220978

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ROME IS STAR SHAPED: S.T.A.R. THE FIRST ITALIAN APP FOR THE SPREAD OF CULTURAL ASTRONOMY (pp.525-531)
M. Chirri, L. Lombardi, L. Ruggiero and L. Fabrizi
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.220979

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