Kyriakidis, E. (2005) The Unidentified Floating Objects on Late Minoan Seal Iconography. American Journal of Archaeology, 109 . pp. 137-154. ISSN 0029114.
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This is the first article of a much larger project: its function is to prove that certain iconographical objects on Minoan gold signet rings are in fact constellations. This tenet has far-reaching consequences. The retracing of the Minoan sky not only can give us a huge insight into Minoan religion, mythology, calendar, agriculture, navigation and science, but can also change the trajectory of the field of archaeo-astronomy. So far, archaeo-astronomy holds that the origin of the classical constellations are to be traced in the near East and Mesopotamia. Though this might be indirectly true, it now seems that a much more likely source for the bronze-age constellation-pattern is Crete, since the Minoan constellations resemble the later Classical ones much more than any Near or Middle Eastern example.
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages|
|Depositing User:||Maureen Nunn|
|Date Deposited:||19 Dec 2007 18:52|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:02|
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