Songs from the sky : indigenous astronomical and cosmological traditions of the world : selected proceedings of the "First International Conference on Ethnoastronomy : Indigenous Astronomical and Cosmological Traditions of the World" held at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 5-9 September 1983 /

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Meeting name:International Conference on Ethnoastronomy (1st : 1983 : Washington D.C.)
Imprint:Bognor Regis : Ocarina Books ; [College Park, Md.] : Center for Archaeoastronomy, c2005.
Description:xiv, 379 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 28 cm.
Series:Archaeoastronomy, 0190-9940 ; v. 12 & 13
Subject:Ethnoastronomy -- Congresses.
Archaeoastronomy -- Congresses.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Chamberlain, Von Del.
Carlson, John B.
Young, M. Jane, 1950-
University of Maryland, College Park. Center for Archaeoastronomy.
ISBN:0954086724 (pbk.)
9780954086725 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Table of Contents:
  • The color of cosmic order / Edwin C. Krupp
  • Ethnoastronomy and the problem of interpretation : a Zuni example / M. Jane Young
  • 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
  • Origins and meanings 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 / Stanislaw 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 Paulo / Marcio D'Olne Campos
  • Tropical tribal astronomy : ethnohistorical and ethnographic notes / Edmundo Magaña
  • Arawak constellations : a bibliographic survey / Fabiola Jara.