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The Journal of The Center for Archaeoastronomy and ISAAC, the International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture. The Center is an independent foundation created to advance research, education, and public awareness of archaeoastronomy, including ethnoastronomy; and to promote archaeoastronomy as a discipline within the sciences, the arts, and the humanities.

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Volume XXIV, 2011

The Maya Calendar and 2012 Phenomenon Studies
John B. Carlson, Editor
The Maya Calendar and 2012 Phenomenon Studies: An Introduction
John B. Carlson
The Maya Long Count Calendar: An Introduction
Mark Van Stone
It’s Not the End of the World: What the Ancient Maya Tell Us about 2012
Mark Van Stone
Primordial Time and Future Time: Maya Era Day Mythology in the Context of the Tortuguero 2012 Prophecy
Carl D. Callaway
The Sidereal Year and the Celestial Caiman: Measuring Deep Time in Maya Inscriptions
Michael J. Grofe
Maya Mythology: Only One Reference to 2012?
Erik Boot
Holding the Balance: The Role of a Warrior King in the Reciprocity between War and Lineage Abundance on Tortuguero Monument 6
Barbara MacLeod
Anticipating the Maya Apocalypse: What Might the Ancient Day-Keepers Have Envisioned for December 21, 2012?
John B. Carlson
New Age Sympathies and Scholarly Complicities: The History and Promotion of 2012 Mythology
John W. Hoopes
2,012 by 2012? The “Impending Apparent End” of the “2012” Publishing Phenomenon
Kevin A. Whitesides

Volume XXIII, 2010

Cultural Astronomy of the Ancient and Historic Southwest: Selected Papers from the 2009 Conference on Archaeoastronomy of the American Southwest

Guest Editors: Todd W. Bostwick, Bryan C. Bates, and Kenneth J. Zoll

Introduction to Archaeoastronomy of the American Southwest
Todd W. Bostwick, Bryan C. Bates, and Kenneth J. Zoll
Traditional Astronomical Concepts: Linking Space, Time, and Culture
Stephen C. McCluskey
Sonsela Buttes: Where Stars Fell Down to Earth
Von Del Chamberlain, Hugh Rogers, and Harry Walters
Classic Object Lessons in Southwestern Archaeoastronomy
Victor B. Fisher
Star Trek: Recovery and Review of the First Alleged Supernova Rock Art
E. C. Krupp, Evelyn Billo, and Robert Mark
Reading, Writing, and Recording the Architecture: How Astronomical Cycles May Be Reflected in the Architectural Construction at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Gregory E. Munson, Larry V. Nordby, and Bryan C. Bates
Cultural Identity, Continuity, and Astronomy in Chaco Canyon
J. McKim Malville and Andrew M. Munro
Using Photography to Test Hypotheses in Southwestern Archaeoastronomy
John L. Ninnemann and J. McKim Malville
Calendrical Stations in Chaco Canyon
Andrew M. Munro and J. McKim Malville
Major Lunar Standstill Moonrise Shadow Casting at Casa Rinconada
Ron Sutcliffe
Modeling and Analysis of the Chaco Canyon Sun Dagger Site
Benjamin P. Luce
Petroglyph Record of a Solar Eclipse?
Paul Rodriguez
Archaeoastronomical Survey of Adobe Canyon
E. Ann Owen, Robert A. Dragon, and Steve Riley
Prehistoric Astronomy of Central Arizona
Kenneth J. Zoll
Exploring the Frontiers of Hohokam Astronomy: Tracking Seasons and Orienting Ritual Space in the Sonoran Desert
Todd W. Bostwick

Volume XXII, 2009

A Bayesian Approach to the Orientations of Central Alentejo Megalithic Enclosures
Fernando Pimenta, Luís Tirapicos, and Andrew Smith
On the Orientation of Thracian Dolmens
A. César González-García, Dimiter Z. Kolev, Juan A. Belmonte, Vesselina P. Koleva, and Lyubomir V. Tsonev
The Astronomy at Godmanchester: A. Possible Neolithic Observatory
David F. Lloyd
Evidence of Astronomical Considerations in Lowland Maya Regional Settlement Patterns
John J. Tomasic
Australian Aboriginal Geomythology: Eyewitness Accounts of Cosmic Impacts?
Duane W. Hamacher and Ray P. Norris
The Determination of Islamic Fasting and Prayer Times of High-Latitude Locations: Historical Review and New Astronomical Solutions
Karim Meziane and Nidhal Guessoum
A Calendar Khipou of the Early Seventeenth Century and Its Relationships with Inca Astronomy
Laura Laurencich-Minelli and Giulio Magli
Caballilto Blanco Mound O, Oaxaca, Mexico: A New Plan
Daniel Schávelzon


Book Reviews

A Review Essay of: The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012 by Anthony Aveni, and 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, by Mark Van Stone
Reviewed by John W. Hoopes
A Review of: The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era, by Alden A. Mosshammer
Reviewed by Sacha Stern
A Review of: Computer Graphics in Historical and Modern Sky Observations: Graphical Analysis, Visualisation, Modelling and Image Processing, by Georg Zotti
Reviewed by Alun Salt

Volume XXI, 2007-2008

Journals under Threat: A Joint Response from History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Editors
Placing Greek Temples: An Archaeoastronomical Study of the Orientation of Ancient Greek Religious Structures
Efrosyni Boutsikas
An Archaeoastronomical Survey of Major Inca Sites in Peru
Michael J. Zawaski and J. McKim Malville
An Overview of Australian Aboriginal Ethnoastronomy
Philip A. Clarke
Glyph G and the Yohualteuctin: Recovering the Mesoamerican Practice of Time Keeping and Nightly Astrology
Gerardo Aldana
The Margarita Structure Panels [at Copán] and the Maya Cosmogonic Couplet of Ancestral Emergence: Redux and Reemergence
John B. Carlson


Book Reviews

A Review Essay of The Year the Stars Fell: Lakota Winter Counts at the Smithsonian, edited by Candace S. Greene and Russell Thornton
Reviewed by Mark Hollabaugh
Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myth, by Clive Ruggles
Reviews by Anthony F. Aveni and Bradley E. Schaefer
Mysteries and Discoveries of Archaeoastronomy: From Pre-history to Easter Island, by Giulio Magli
Reviewed by Thomas Hockey
Les Astres dans les Textes Religieux en Égypte Antique et dans les Hymnes Orphiques, by Amanda-Alice Maravelia
Reviewed by Juan Antonio Belmonte
Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History, by Denis Feeney
Reviewed by John M. McMahon
Trabajos de Arqueoastronomía: Ejemplos de África, América, Europa y Oceanía, edited by José Lull
Reviewed by William Breen Murray
Reachable Stars: Patterns in the Ethnoastronomy of Eastern North America, by George E. Lankford
Reviewed by Von Del Chamberlain
John "Jack" A. Eddy (1931–2009)
Thomas Hockey

Volume XX, 2006

Interpreting Solstitial Alignments in Late Neolithic Wessex
Clive Ruggles
Neolithic Cosmology and the Monument Complex of Thornborough, North Yorkshire
Jan Harding, Ben Johnson and Glyn Goodrick
The Sun and the Moon as Marks of Time and Space Among the Mocovíes of the Argentinian Chaco
Sixto Ramón Giménez Benítez, Alejandro Martín López and Anahi Granada
Arrangement of Sacred Space in the Burial Area of the Bronze Age Dashti Kozy Cemetery (Central Asia)
Tamila Potyomkina; Translated by Alla Lushnikova
Which Equinox?
Antonio César González-García and Juan Antonio Belmonte


Book Reviews

Celestial Divination—Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Divination, edited by N. M. Swerdlow
Reviewed by Stanislaw Iwaniszewski
Unwritten Messages—Unwritten Messages from the Carpathian Basin, edited by Katalin Barlai and Ida Bonár-Kutzián
Reviewed by Stanislaw Iwaniszewski
Astronomy and Empire—Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes: The Cultural Origins of Inca Sky Watching by Brian S. Bauer and David S.P. Dearborn
Reviewed by Mariusz S. Ziolkowski

Volume XIX, 2005

Sacred Mountains, Ceremonial Sites, and Human Sacrifice Among the Incas
Johan Reinhard and Constanza Ceruti
Astronomical Observations from the Temple of the Sun
Alonso Mendez, Edwin L. Barnhart, Christopher Powell, and Carol Karasik
The Ambivalent Character of Xurawe: Venus-Related Ritual and Mythology Among West Mexican Indians
Johannes Neurath


Book Reviews

In Synchrony with the Heavens: Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization, Volume One: The Call of the Muezzin (Studies I-IX) by David A. King
Reviewed by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad
Exploring Ancient Skies: An Encyclopedic Survey of Archaeoastronomy by David H. Kelly and Eugene F. Milone
Reviewed by Thomas Hockey

Volume XVIII, 2004

Solstice Observations in Mangareva, French Polynesia: New Perspectives from Archaeology
Patrick V. Kirch
The Study of Astronomies in Cultures as Reflected in Dissertations and Theses
Stephen C. McCluskey
Reassessing Zapotec Astronomy
Anthony F. Aveni


Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Conference Selections

Introduction
Grant R. Aylesworth
Astronomical Interpretations of Ancient Maya E-Group Architectural Complexes
Grant R. Aylesworth
Glyphs D and E of the Lunar Series at Yaxchilan and Piedras Negras
Stanislaw Iwaniszewski
The Maya Katun Cycle and the Retrograde Periods of Jupiter and Saturn
Susan Milbrath
Astronomical Alignments in the Rio Bec Architecture
Ivan Sprajc


International Astronomical Union (IAU) Conference Selections

Introduction
Keith Snedegar
In Search of Mahutonga: A Possible Supernova Recorded in Maori Astronomical Traditions?
David A. Green and Wayne Orchiston
The Bamboo Stick Calendar of the Muong People in Vietnam
Nguyen Mau Tung and Nguyen Thi Vuong


Book Reviews

Cosmovisión, ritual e identidad de los pueblos indígenas de México by Johanna Broda and Félix Báez Jorge, editors and La montaña en el paisaje ritual by Johanna Broda, Stanisław Iwaniszewski, and Arturo Montero, editors
Reviewed by William Breen Murray
Astronomy and Calendar in Ancient Rome: The Eclipse Festivals by Leonardo Magini
Reviewed by A. Lewis Licht and John T. Ramsey
The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories by John L. Heilbron
Reviewed by Stephen C. McCluskey

Volume XVII, 2002-2003

The Sun, Moon, and Venus among the Stars: Methods for Mapping Mayan Sidereal Space
Dennis Tedlock and Barbara Tedlock
Solstice Markers at "House of Two Suns"
Norman Hammond
Some Notes on Orientations of Prehistoric Stone Monuments in Western Polynesia and Micronesia
César Esteban
The Cairo Calendar as a Stellar Almanac
Patty A. Hardy
Ancient Egyptian Astronomy: Ursa Major—Symbol of Rejuvenation
Joan Relke and Allan Ernest
Geometry at Stonehenge
Marcello Ranieri
Archaeoastronomical Orientation of Seven Significant Ancient Hellenic Temples
Ioannis Liritzis and Helen Vassiliou


Book Reviews

Skywatchers by Anthony F. Aveni
Reviewed by Stanisław Iwaniszewski
Tombs, Temples and their Orientations: A new Perspective on Mediterranean Prehistory by Michael Hoskin
Reviewed by Juan Antonio Belmonte
Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and Kingship by Eleanor Mannikka
Reviewed by John McKim Malville
Il Designo della luce nell'archetitura cistercense. Allineamenti astronomici nelle abbazie di Chiaravalle della Colomba, Fontevivo e San Martino de' Bocci by Manuela Incerti
Reviewed by Lorenzo Baldasso
The Compostion of Kepler's Astronomia nova by James R. Voelkel
Reviewed by A. E. L. Davis


Film Review

The Mystery of Chaco Canyon by Anna Sofaer
Reviewed by Ruth Van Dyke

Volume XVI, 2001

This issue is out of print.

Solar Geometry in Italian Cistercian Architecture
Manuela Incerti
The Orientations of Prehistoric Temples in Malta and Gozo
John Cox
Indications of a Possible Astronomical Orientation of an Archaeological Feature in Pretalayotic Mallorca (Spain)
Mark Van Strydonck, William H. Waldren, Michael Hoskin
Heiau Orientations and Alignments on Kaua'i
Clive L. N. Ruggles
Early Greek Astronomy in the Oral Tradition and the Search for Archaeological Correlates
Anthony F. Aveni and Albert Ammerman


Book Reviews

Star Myths of the Greeks and Romans: A Sourcebook by Theony Condos
Reviewed by John McMahon
The Comet of 44 B.C. and Caesar's Funeral Games by John T. Ramsey and A. Lewis Licht
Reviewed by Bradley E. Schaefer
Ptolemy's Almagest translated and annotated by G. J. Toomer
Reviewed by Peter Pesic
Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology by Sara J. Schechner
Reviewed by Robert A. Hatch
Painting the Heavens: Art and Science in the Age of Galileo by Eileen Reeves
Reviewed by Valerie Shrimplin
Time, History, and Belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico by Ross Hassig
Reviewed by Elizabeth Newsome

Volume XV, Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter 2000

Oxford VI and SEAC99 proceedings, La Laguna, Canary Islands

Conference Introduction
Foreword
The Inconstant Moon: Lunar Astronomies in Different Cultures
Stephen C. McCluskey
Recent Advances in Mesoamerican Archaeoastronomy
Jesús Galindo Trejo
Night Gallery: The Function, Origin, and Evolution of Constellations
E. C. Krupp
Astronomy in Island Cultures
César Esteban
From the Atlas to the Caucasus
Juan Antonio Belmonte
Some Marks of Time
Arnold Le Beuf
The Contributions of the Ethnosciences to Archaeoastronomical Research
William Breen Murray
New Methods and Techniques for Historical Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy
Bradley E. Schaefer
Astronomy and Landscape
Johanna Broda
The General and the Specific
Clive L. N. Ruggles

Volume XIV:2, Fall/Winter 1999

Archaeology and Astronomy: A View from Scotland
Patrick Ashmore
Astronomy, Oral Literature, and Landscape in Ancient Hawai'i
Clive Ruggles
Archaeoastronomy in Traditional Areas of Eurasia: A Review Paper
Stanislaw Iwaniszewski


Book Reviews

Volume XIV:1, Spring/Summer 1999

This issue is out of print.

Astronomy in Culture
John B. Carlson, David S. P. Dearborn, Stephen C. McCluskey, and Clive L. N. Ruggles
Archaeoastronomy and the History of Science
Michael J. Crowe and Matthew F. Dowd
Maya Astronomy: What We Know and How We Know It
Barbara Tedlock
Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture in Japan: Paving the Way to Interdisciplinary Study
Stephen L. Renshaw and Saori Ihara
Astronomy in Historical Studies
Bradley E. Schaefer
A Southeastern Native American Tradition: The Ofo Calendar and Related Sky Lore
Jerry King and Carol Ventura
Pilgrimage and the Equinox "Serpent of Light and Shadow" Phenomenon at the Castillo, Chichén Itzá, Yucatán
John B. Carlson


Book Reviews

Volumes XII-XIII, 1996

This volume is not available from UT Press.

Songs from the Sky: Indigenous Astronomical and Cosmological Traditions of the World

edited by Von Del Chamberlain, John B. Carlson and M. Jane Young

Preface
Clive Ruggles
Foreword
John B. Carlson
Introduction
Von Del Chamberlain & M. Jane Young


I. Ethnoastronomy Perspectives

The Sky Is an Ethnographic Treasure Trove
Von Del Chamberlain
The Color of Cosmic Order
Edwin C. Krupp
Ethnoastronomy and the Problem of Interpretation: A Zuni Example
M. Jane Young


II. Western Astronomical Traditions

Ethnoastronomy and the Arab Agricultural Almanac
Daniel Martin Varisco


III. Native Astronomical Traditions of the Americas

The Seven Sisters
N. Scott Momaday
Raven's Universe
David Vogt
Astronomy in Pueblo and Navajo World Views
M. Jane Young
Using a Planetarium to Study Navajo Star Lore
Mark Bunker Peterson
Black God: God of Fire, God of Starlight
Trudy Griffin-Pierce
Origin and Meaning of Navajo Star Ceilings
Von Del Chamberlain and Polly Schaafsma
Transformations of the Mesoamerican Venus Turtle Carapace War Shield: A Study in Ethnoastronomy
John B. Carlson
When is a Month?: The Moon and Mescaleros
Claire R. Farrer
Ethnoastronomy of the North American Plains
Alice B. Kehoe
Lakota Star Knowledge
Ronald Goodman
Sky Tales from the Anishinaubaeg
Basil H. Johnston
Venus in the East and West
Stanisław Iwaniszewski
Tzotzil Maya Cosmology
Weldon Lamb
Mixe Calendrics, Ritual and Astronomy
Frank J. Lipp
Constructions of the Ritual-Agricultural Calendar in Pacariqtambo, Peru
Gary Urton
Mythic Substitution and the Stars: Aspects of Shipibo and Quechua Ethnoastronomy Compared
Peter G. Roe
Amahuaca Astronomy and Star Lore
Joseph Holt Woodside
Búzios Island: Knowledge and Belief Among a Fishing and Agricultural community at the Coast of the State of São Paolo
Marcio D'Olne Campos
Tropical Tribal Astronomy: Ethnohistorical and Ethnographic Notes
Edmundo Magaña
Arawak Constellations: A Bibliographic Survey
Fabiola Jara


IV. Astronomical Traditions of the Non-Western World

Monotony and Surprise in Tabwa Cosmology
Allen F. Roberts
The Moon Besmirched
Dominique Zahan
The Haphazard Astronomy of the Mursi
Clive Ruggles and David Turton
Surya Puja Temples of South India
J. McKim Malville and R. N. Swaminathan
The Planetariu and the Plough: Interpreting Star Calendars of Rural Java
Gene Ammarell
Applied Ethnoastronomy: Navigating by the Stars Across the Pacific
Ben Finney
The Woodlark Island Calendar: Contexts for Interpretation
Frederick H. Damon
Celestial Lore of Some Australian Tribes
Norman B. Tindale

Volume XI, 1989-1993

The Calendar of the Toba-Batak of Sumatra
Johs. Winkler
The Batak Porhalaan Traditional Calendar of Sumatra
Linda Amy Kimball
Mescalero Apache Ethnoastronomy: Problems and Praxis
Claire R. Farrer, Gene Ammarell and Bernard Second
Ceremonial Features of Yellow Jacket, 5MT-5
J. McKim Malville and Kenneth R. Brownsberger
Astronomy and the Limits of Vision
Bradley E. Schaefer
Confluences of Astronomical Spectacles
Bradley E. Schaefer
Did Muhammad Observe the Canterbury Meteoroid Swarm?
Imad A. Ahmad
The Dawn Sky on Lailat-ul-qadr (The Night of Power)
Imad A. Ahmad
The Historical Identity of a Mass Conjunction Inferred from the Madrid Codex
Robert L. Hall
"As it Is Above, So Shall it Be Below": The Blueprint of Civilization
J. Saul
At the Crossroads of Astronomy and Archaeology: An Appraisal of Baudez' Appraisal of Archaeoastronomy at Copan (and elsewhere)
Anthony F. Aveni, Michael Closs and Horst Hartung


Book Reviews

Volume X, 1987-1988

Imagines Mundi: Narrative, Ritual, and Architectural Exemplars of Batammaliba Cosmology
Suzanne Preston Blier
Rock Music and the Zaose Solar Deity
Allen F. Roberts
The Traditional Tiruray Zodiac: The Celestial Calendar of a Philippine Swidden and Foraging People
Stuart A. Schlegel
Astronomical Alignments at Cajon Mesa Ruins, Hovenweep National Monument: An Update
Ray A. Williamson and Carol Ambruster
Calendric Keystone (?) The Skidi Pawnee Chart of the Heavens: A New Interpretation
Kenneth C. Leonard, Jr.
Venus and Temple 22 at Copan: Revisited
Ivan Sprajc
Universal Meteor Metaphors and Their Occurrence in Mesoamerican Astronomy
Carlos Trenary
The Influence of the Skies on Plains Indian Vision Quests and Shields
Ixchel Levendosky
Rediscovering the Past: Application of Computers to the Astronomical Dating of Kudurru SB22 of the Louvre Museum
Vladimir S. Tuman and Robert Hoffman
An Ancient Zapotec Calendrical Cosmogram
Sylvia Meluzin


Book Reviews

Volume IX, 1986

Here Comes the Sun: The Cuzco-Machu Picchu Connection
David S. P. Dearborn and Katharina J. Schrieber
Easter Island's "Solar Ranging Device," Ahu Huri A Urenga and Vicinity
William Liller and Julio Duarte D.
Celestial Happenings on Easter Island: A.D. 760-837
William Liller
Mescalero Apache Terminology for Venus
Claire R. Farrer
Ethnoastronomy in Navajo Sandpaintings of the Heavens
Trudy Griffin-Pierce
Organization of Space in the Anasazi Ceremonial Site of Yellow Jacket, 5MT-5
J. McKim Malville and Mark Neupert
The Ixtapaluca Archaeological Monument
Roberto Barrie
Keeping a Seasonal Calendar at Pueblo Bonito
Michael Zeilik
Model of Planetary Configuration in the Mahabharata: An Exercise in Archaeoastronomy
Virendra Nath Sharma
The 88 Lunar Month Pattern of Solar and Lunar Eclipses and Its Relationship to the Maya Calendar
Robert K. Smither


Book Reviews

Volume VIII, 1985

Brainport Bay: A Prehistoric Calendrical Site in Argyllshire, Scotland
E. W. MacKie, P. F. Gladwin and A. E. Roy
Astronomical Traditions of Ancient Ireland and Britain
Ronald Hicks
Hawks, Meteorology and Astronomy in Quiche-Maya Agriculture
Barbara Tedlock
The Juniper Cave Summer Solstice Pictograph
Merle F. Walker
Halley's Comet Legends Among the Great Lakes Ojibwa Indians
Thor Conway
Dominant Traditions in Swedish Comet Lore
Bjorn Hedberg
Touching the Sky: Conversations with Four Contemporary Artists
Janet Saad-Cook


Book Reviews

Volume VII, 1984

New Archaeoastronomical Discoveries in China
Xi Zezong
The Mesoamerican Rabbit in the Moon: An Influence from Han China?
Charles R. Wicke
The Tome of Antiochus Revisited: Planetary Alignments and the Deification of the King
V. S. Tuman
A Possible Equinoctial Sun-Sighting Station at Tsiping, New Mexico
Michael Zeilik
Summer Solstice at Casa Rinconada: Calendar, Hierophany, or Nothing?
Michael Zeilik
Numerical Characteristics of Three Engraved Bison Scapulae from the Texas Gulf Coast
William Breen Murray
The Origins of Astronomy and Astrology in Mesopotamia
Robert Chadwick
New Tools for Ancient Skies
David S. P. Dearborn and Bernard Bell
Armenian Astronomy in the Bronze Age
Joseph G. Ouzounian
Astronomy in Taino Mythology
Sabastian Robiou-Lamarche


Book Reviews

Volume VI, 1983

Navajo Constellations in Literature, Art, Artifact and a New Mexico Rock Art Site
Von Del Chamberlain
Sky Symbolism in a Navajo Rock Art Site, Chaco Canyon
Ray A. Williamson
Wijiji at Chaco Canyon: A Winter Solstice Sunrise and Sunset Station
Michael Zeilik and Richard Elston
The Reliability of Historical Maps of Earthworks in the Ohio Valley
Thomas H. Robertson
A Malecite Calendar of the Pre-Contact Period
Roger B. Ray
A Possible Aboriginal Winter Solstice Viewing Site on the Southern Oregon Coast
Roberta L. Hall and Robert D. Hall
The Ancient Mexican Astronomical Apparatus: An Iconographical Criticism
Maarten E. R. G. N. Jansen and G. Aurora Perez
A Painted Venus Glyph in the Tower of Palenque
Karl Herbert Mayer
Chinese "Astronomical" Jade Disks: The Pi
Bradley E. Schaefer
Invention of the Sky
Edmundo Magana and Fabiola Jara
The Mallia Table: Kernos or Clock?
Charles F. Herberger
A Computer Study of Babylonian Almanacs
N. A. Roughton
The Solstice Eclipses of Stonehenge II
Jack H. Robinson
Stonehenge: The Aubrey Holes and the Avenue
R. J. C. Atkinson
Cultural Implications of the Eclipse of 16 February 1980
Peter Seitel

Volume V, Number 4 October-December 1982

Joshua's "Standing Sun" at Gibeon: Biblical Archaeoastronomy?
Cary James
Report on Fieldwork in Pacariqtambo, Peru
Gary Urton
New Pecked Cross Designs Discovered at Teotihuacan
Stanislaw Iwaniszewski


Book Reviews

Megalithic Science by Douglas C. Hegge
Reviewed by A.S. Thom
The Boyne Valley Vision by Martin Brennan
Reviewed by Ronald Hicks
Megalithomania by John Michell
Reviewed by R.J.C. Atkinson
Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Tropics by A.F. Aveni and G. Urton, eds.
Reviewed by LeRoy E. Doggett

Volume V, Number 3, July-September 1982

Early Chinese Positional Astronomy; The Guoyu Astronomical Record
David W. Pankenier
Note on the Discovery of Two New Pecked Cross Petroglyphs
A.F. Aveni and H. Hartung
Solar Eclipse Tracks of Possible Archaeological Interest
Katherine Bracher


Book Reviews

The Transformation of the Hummingbird by Eva Hunt
Reviewed by Gary H. Gossen
Sundancing and Stargazing A Review Essay of:
People of the Sacred Mountain by Father Peter John Powell
Lakota Belief and Ritual by James R. Walker and
Sundancing at Rosebud and Pine Ridge by Thomas E. Mails
Reviewed by Vine Deloria, Jr.
Ceremonies of the Pawnee by James R. Murie
Reviewed by Von Del Chamberlain
African Cosmology A Review Essay of
The Four Moments of the Sun by Robert Farris Thompson and Joseph Cornet
Chiefship and Cosmology by Randall M. Packard and
Spirits and Power by Hubert Bucher
Reviewed by Suzanne Preston Blier

Volume V, Number 2, April-June 1982

Libyan Desert Glass and the Prehistory of the Great Sand Sea
John W. Olsen
The Prehistoric Basque Week of Three Days
Alessandro Bausani
A Comparison between Carib, Tukano/Cubeo and Western Astronomy
Edmundo Magana


Book Reviews

Stonehenge and Its Mysteries by Michael Balfour
Review by R.J.C. Atkinson
Viracocha by Arthur A. Demarest
And
Wirachocha y Ayar by Henrique Urbano
Review by Elizabeth P. Benson
Archaeoastronomy in the Americas edited by Ray A. Williamson
Review by J. Charles Kelley
Computational Spherical Astronomy by L.G. Taff
Review by LeRoy E. Doggett

Volume V, Number 1, January-March 1982

The "Binding of the Years," The Pleiades, and the Nadir Sun
E.C. Krupp
A Deposit from Pueblo Bonito Having Possible Astronomical Significance
Jonathan E. Reyman
"In the Beginning…" The Ussher Chronology and Other Resaissance Ideas Dating the Creation
Ronald Lane Reese, Steven M. Everett and Edwin D. Craun
The Basque League and Terrestrial Geometry
Roslyn M. Frank


Book Reviews

Early Sea-Craft, Transoceanic Voyagers and Stone Age Navigators
A Review Article of:
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory by Paul Johnstone
Early Man and the Ocean by Thor Heyerdahl
Man's Conquest of the Pacific by Peter Bellwood
Reviewed by Ben R. Finney
Megalithic Rings by A. and A.S. Thom and A. Burl
Reviewed by Clive Ruggles
Al-Biruni Commemorative Volume
Edited by H.M. Said
Reviewed by I. Dean Ahmad
Islamic Geomancy and a Thirteenth-Century Divinatory Device by E. Savage Smith and Marion B. Smith
Reviewed by David A. King

Volume IV, Number 4, October-December 1981

The Structure of Aztec History
Emily Umberger
Holes in the Argument
Aubrey Burl
Passage Stellified: Speculation Upon Archaeoastronomy in Southeastern Zaire
Allen F. Roberts
Venus Dates Revisited
Michael P. Closs


Book Reviews

The First Stargazers
Reviewed by Ray A. Williamson
The Big Missouri Winter Count
Reviewed by Von Del Chamberlain
Vermont's Stone Chambers: An Inquiry into their Past
Reviewed by John R. Cole
"The Comet is Coming"
Reviewed by John C. Brandt

Volume IV, Number 3, July-September 1981

Archaeoastronomy Symposium at Oxford
Astronomical Alignments at the Fort Smith Medicine Wheel
Jack H. Robinson
A Note on Eastern U.S. Site Orientations
Terry Stocker
Solstitial Alignments of the Temple of the Inscriptions at Palenque
Neal S. Anderson and Moises Morales
A Solar Alignment of the Palace Tower at Palenque
Neal S. Anderson, Moises Morales and Alfonso Morales
Astrology Revisited
Review of Recent Books
T. Scott Smith
State and Cosmos in the Art of Tenochtitlan
Emily Umberger
Third Palenque Round Table, 1978
Mary Ellen Miller

Volume IV, Number 2, April-June 1981

The Earthwatch/University of Arizona Field Expeditions to Machu Picchu
Raymond E. White
The New York Academy of Sciences Conference: Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Tropics
Summarized by Owen Gingerich
The Solar Observatory at Xochiacalco and the Maya Farmer's Almanac
Neal S. Anderson
The Las Bocas Pectoral and the Venus Count
Arthur Schlak


Book Reviews

Moving in the Wrong Circles: A Review Article of Stone Circles of the Peak by John Barnatt
And
Needles of Stone by Tom Graves
And
Monumenta Britannica by John Aubrey
Reviewed by Aubrey Burl
The Enigma of Stonehenge by John Fowles and Barry Brukoff
Reviewed by Aubrey Burl
Megalithic Remains in Britain and Brittany by A. and A.S. Thom
Reviewed by Ronald Hicks
Prehistoric Heritage by Feliz R. Paturi
Reviewed by Evan Hadingham

Volume IV, Number 1, January-March 1981

Investigation into the Possible Astronomical Alignments of the Copper Age Temples in Malta
George Agius and Frank Ventura
CTB 80: Evidence for a Ninth Historical Supernova?
P.E. Angerhofer
Some Important Publications on Early Chinese Astronomy from China and Japan, 1978–1980
Nathan Sivin


Book Reviews

With Stars and Waves in the Pacific: A Review Article of
The Voyaging Stars: Secrets of the Pacific Island Navigators
David Lewis
And Hokule'a: The Way to Tahiti by Ben R. Finney
Reviewed by Thor Heyerdahl
Skwatchers of Ancient Mexico by Anthony Aveni
Reviewed by Michael D. Coe
European Prehistory by Sarunas Milisauskas
Reviewed by Aubrey Burl

Volume III, Number 4, October-November-December 1980

Fomalhaut and Cairn D at the Big Horn and Moose Mountain Medicine Wheels
Jack H. Robinson
Vision Quests at the Big Horn Medicine Wheel and its Date of Construction
Allan G. Fries
Orientation and Geometry of Ale's Stones
Curt Roslund
On the Orientation of Graves in Prehistoric Cemeteries
Katalin Barlai
The Chaco Canyon Supernova Pictograph-A Reorientation
John E. Gaustad


Book Reviews

Riddles of the Stone Age: Rock Carvings of Ancient Europe by Jean McMann
Reviewed by Elizabeth Twohig
Beyond the Milky Way: Hallucinatory Imagery of the Tukano Indians by Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff
Reviewed by Peter T. Furst

Volume III, Number 3, July-August-September 1980

1980 AFS Annual Meeting: Session on Ethnoastronomy
M. Jane Young
Archaeoastronomy Seminar at the Smithsonian
Katherine H. Harper
Brief Summary of Research Activities in Peru
A. Aveni and R.T. Zuidema
Whose Calendar is Older? An article from the Soviet newspaper Nedelya, translated by Thomas E. Morgan
Carnac Revisited
Evan Hadingham
The Priscilla Catacomb Painting: A Hidden Star Map Revealed
Carolyn Murphy Beehler
On Burmese Calendrics and Astronomy
Joe D. Stewart
The Diffusion of Astronomical Knowledge in Greater Mesoamerica
William J. Folan and Antonio Ruiz Perez


Book Reviews

The Star of Bethlehem: An Astronomer's Confirmation by David Hughes
Reviewed by Virginia Trimble
America B.C. by Barry Fell
Saga America by Barry Fell
The Search for Lost America by Salvatore Michael Trento
Reviewed by A.F. Aveni
On Stonhenge by Fred Hoyle
Reviewed by John Edwin Wood
Positional Astronomy and Astro-Navigation Made Easy by H.R. Mills
Practical Astronomy with your Calculator by Peter Duffet-Smith
Mathematical Astronomy with a Pocket Calculator by Aubrey Jones
Reviewed by D.S.P. Dearborn

Volume III, Number 2, April-June 1980

Conference Reviews: Megalithic Astronomy and Society, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1980
Gordon Moir
"Indigenous American Architecture: The Symbolism of Circular Structures", SAH Session Reviewed
Cecelia F. Klein


Forum

Pathways to the Gods
Tony Morrison
Krupp on Hawkins on Thom
E.C. Krupp
Ancient Solar Observatory in Asuka, Japan
Kunitomo Sakurai
The Burmese Era and Ancient Astronomy in Southwest Asia
Thomas E. Morgan
The Astronomical Data in Fernando Montesinos' Peruvian Chronicle: The Comets of Qhapaq Yupanki
Mariusz S. Ziolkowski and Robert M. Sadowski
The Big Horn Medicine Wheel as a Site for the Vision Quest
Victor H. Mansfield
A 56-Year Eclipse Prediction System
H. Clyde Hostetter
Canon of Lunar Eclipses –2002 to +2526 by Jean Meeus and Hermann Mucke, and
Bright Comets –86 to +1950 by Hermann Mucke
Reviewed by Owen Gingerich
Burnham's Celestial Handbook by Robert Burnham, Jr.
Reviewed by Von Del Chamberlain
La Piramide De Kukulcan by Luis E. Arochi
Reviewed by Tomas E. Gergely

Volume III, Number 1, Winter 1980


Forum

The Need for Objectivity
Gerald S. Hawkins
Cahokia Woodhenge Update
Warren L. Wittry
Geometry of the Site Near Kielce, Poland
Lyle B. Borst
California Sun-Watching Site
Arlene Benson
Mescalero Apaches and Ethnoastronomy
Claire R. Farrer
Pecked-Cross-Like Petroglyphs in New Mexico
Michael Zeilik
Amahuaca Observational Astronomy
Joseph H. Woodside
Progress Report on the Calendar I Area in Central Vermont
Byron E. Dix, James W. Mavor, Jr. and June W. Potts
Basque Stone Circles and Geometry
Roslyn M. Frank


Book Reviews

Megaliths, Myths and Men and Megaliths and Master Minds by Peter Lancaster Brown
Reviewed by Evan Hadingham
Facets of Taoism: Essays in Chinese Religion by Holmes Welch and Anna Seidel, eds.
Reviewed by Edward H. Schafer
Sunlight Convergence, Solar Burn by Charles Ross
Reviewed by Anna Sofaer

Volume II, Number 4, Fall 1979

A Planetary Visit to Hades
H. Clyde Hostetter
The Astronomical Orientation of Stela I at Copan
Annegrete Vogrin
Orientation of Ball-Courts in Mesoamerica
Eric Taladoire
Some Notes on the Cahokia Sun Circle
Brian Eric McCandless
Possible Astronomical Orientations at an Ancient East-European "Santuary"
Robert M. Sadowski
Research Note: Quechua Star Names
William F. Sullivan


Book Reviews

Prehistoric Avebury by Aubrey Burl
Gerald S. Hawkins
Megalithic Remains in Britain and Brittany by A. Thom and A.S. Thom
Reviewed by Gerald S. Hawkins
Astronomy of the Ancients by Kenneth Brecher and Michael Feirtag
Reviewed by Stephen C. McClusky
Pathways to the Gods: The Mystery of the Andes Lines by Tony Morrison
Reviewed by Gary Urton
Geheimnis Der Wuste
Mystery on the Desert
Secreto de la Pampa by Maria Reiche
Reviewed by William H. Isbell
Peruanische Erdzeichen
Peruvian Ground Drawings by Hermann Kern and Maria Reiche
Reviewed by William H. Isbell
Final Scientific Report for the National Geographic Society Expedition: Ancient Lines by Gerald S. Hawkins
Reviewed by William H. Isbell

Volume II, Number 3, Summer 1979

Archaeoastronomy in the Americas: The Santa Fe Conference, 10–13 June 1979

Conference Review
Ray A. Williamson
Summary of the Sunday Seminar on the Role of Archaeoastronomy
Jane Young


Papers Presented at the Santa Fe Conference

The Chiapas Maya Weavers' Vision of the Cosmos
Walter F. Morris, Jr.
Field Report: Hovenweep National Monument
Ray A. Williamson
Research at Casa Grande
Renee G. Opperman


Book Reviews

Stonehenge, The Indo-European Heritage by Leon E. Stover and Bruce Kraig
Reviewed by Gerald S. Hawkins
Stone Circles of the British Isles by Aubrey Burl
Reviewed by Sharon L. Gibbs
The Phaistos Disc by Leon Pomerance
Reviewed by David H. Kelley
Pacing the Void. T'ang Approaches to the Stars by Edward H. Schafer
Reviewed by Nathan Sivin
Code of the Quipu Databook by Marcia Ascher and Robert Ascher
Reviewed by John B. Carlson
Handbook of Unusual Natural Phenomena by William R. Corliss
Reviewed by Robert E. Stencel

Editors
John B. Carlson
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Juan Antonio Belmonte

Managing Editor
John B. Carlson
Center for Archaeoastronomy
PO Box “X”
College Park, MD 20741-3022

Book Review Editor
Stephen McCluskey
Dept. of History
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506

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