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Advancing Cultural Astronomy: Studies in Honour of Clive Ruggles

Boutsikas, Efrosyni and McCluskey, Stephen C. and Steele, John, eds. (2021) Advancing Cultural Astronomy: Studies in Honour of Clive Ruggles. Historical & Cultural Astronomy . Springer, New York, 319 pp. ISBN 978-3-030-64605-9. E-ISBN 978-3-030-64606-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:83973)

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Abstract

This collection of essays on cultural astronomy celebrates the life and work of Clive Ruggles, Emeritus Professor of Archaeoastronomy at Leicester University. Taking their lead from Ruggles’ work, the papers present new research focused on three core themes in cultural astronomy: methodology, case studies, and heritage. Through this framework, they show how the study of cultural astronomy has evolved over time and share new ideas to continue advancing the field.Ruggles’ work in these areas has had a profound impact on the way that scholars approach evidence of the role of sky in both ancient and modern cultures. While the papers span many time periods and regions, they are closely connected by these three major themes, presenting methodological investigations of how we can approach archaeological, textual, and ethnographic evidence; describing detailed archaeoastronomical case studies; or stressing the importance of global heritage management.This work will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in the history and development of cultural astronomy.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Efrosyni Boutsikas
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2020 09:17 UTC
Last Modified: 05 May 2021 12:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/83973 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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