Aveni, A., Between the Lines, F3429.1 .N3 A94 2000

______, Conversing with the Planets

______, Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico, 1980

______, Stairways to the Stars, 1997

Aveni, ed., World Archaeoastronomy, 1989

______, Archaeoastronomy in the New World, 1982

Aveni and Urton, Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Tropics, 1982

Burl, A., Stone Circles of the British Isles, 1976

_______, A Guide to the Stone circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany, 1995

_________, Megalithic Science: Ancient Mathematics and Astronomy in Northwest Europe, 1981

Campbell, The Hero With a Thousand Faces, 1949, 1968

Chamberlain, von Del, When Stars Came Down to Earth: Cosmology of the Skidi Pawnee Indians of North America, 1982.


Fabian, S.M., Patterns in the Sky

Frankfort, H., Before Philosophy: The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man, 1946,...1971

Heggie, D., Archaeoastronomy in the Old World, 1982.

Jacobsen, The Treasures of Darkness

Krupp, E.C., Echoes of the Ancient Skies, 1994

Krupp, ed., In Search of Ancient Astronomies

______., Archaeoastronomy and the Roots of Science, AAAS

MacKie, E., Science and Society in Prehistoric Britain, 1977

*Malville, K., Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest

Marshack,A., The Roots of Civilization, 1972

Morely, An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs

North, John, Stonehenge: Neolithic Man and the Cosmos, 1996


Ruggles, Clive, Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland, 1999.

_______, ed., Archaeoastronomy in the 1990s, 1993

________, ed., Records in Stone: Papers in Memory of Alexander Thom, 1988.

Ruggles and Whittle, Astronomy and Society in Britain during the Period 4000-1500 B.C., 1981.

Ruggles and Saunders, Astronomies and Cultures, 1993.

de Santillana, G. Hamlet=s Mill

Thom, Alexander, Megalithic Sites in Britain, 1967.

_____, Megalithic Lunar Observatories, 1971.

Thompson, J.E.S., Maya Heiroglyphs

Urton, G., At the Crossroads of the Earth and Sky, 1981.

van der Waerden, Science Awakening, Vols. I, II

Westrheim, M., Calendars of the World, 1993

Willliamson, Ray, Living the Sky

_________, Archaeoastronomy in the Americas, 1981.




Journal articles and articles in conference proceedings:

Archaeoastronomy, The Journal of the Center for Archaeoastronomy, GN 799.A8 A71

Archaeoastronomy, Supplement to the Journal of the History of Astronomy

Atkinson, R.J.C., AMoonshine on Stonehenge,@ Antiquity 40 (1966) 212-216.

A. Aveni, AA method for cross-dating almanacs with tables in the Dresden codex,@ Bricker & Bricker, in The Sky in Mayan Literature, Aveni

Aveni, AAstronomy in the Mexican Codex Borgia,@ ...

Brandt and Williamson, "The 1054 Supernova in Southwestern Rock Art, Archaeoastronomy (JHA) No.1, s1-s38. controversial, but interesting.

in the same number is "Stars, crescents, and supernovae in Southwestern Indian art" by Koenig, s39-s50, and two more articles on the same subject.

Broda, Johanna, AAstronomical knowledge, calendrics, and sacred geography in ancient Mesoamerica,@ in.....

Bricker and Bricker, AA method for dating Venus almanacs in the Borgia Codex,@ Archaeoastronomy (JHA, xxxii) No. 26 (2001) S21-S44

________, "The seasonal table in the Dresden Codex and related almanacs," Archaeoastronomy (JHA), no. 12, S1-62 (1988)

_____, AAncient Maya documents concerning the movements of Mars,@ Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci 98 (2001) 2107-10.

Davis, Virginia, "Identifying ancient Egyptian constellations," Archaeoastronomy (JHA) no. 9, S103-104 (1985)

Hawkes, Jacquetta, AGod in the machine,@ Antiquity 41 (1967) 174-80

Heggie, D., AMegalithic lunar observatories: an astronomer=s view,@ Antiquity 46 (1972) 43-48.

Hicks, Ronald, AStones and henges: meglithic astronomy reviewed,@ in.....

Kelley, David, "Astronomical identities of Mesoamerican Gods, Archaeoastronomy (JHA), no. 2, S1-s54.

Kohler, U. APitfalls in archaeoastronomy: with examples from Mesoamerica,@ in Romano and Traversari, 1991

McCluskey, S, AThe astronomy of the Hopi Indians,@ JHA 8 (1977) 174-95.

___________, ACalendars and symbolism: functions of observation in Hopi astronomy,@ Archaeoastronomy, No. 15 (JHA 21) S1-S16, 1990.

_________, ASpace, time and the calendar in the traditional cultures of America,@ in Ruggles, Archaeoastronomy in the 1990s, 1993.

__________, AAstronomy and rituals at the dawn of the Middle Ages,@ in Ruggles and Saunders, Astronomies and Cultures, 1993.

Patrick, J., AMidwinter sunrise at Newgrange,@ Nature 249 (1974) 517-19.

________, AA reasessment of the solstitial observatories at Kintraw and Ballochroy,@ Archaeastronomy, no. 1 (JHA 10) S78-S85, 1979.

Peterson, Cynthia, and Bella Chiu, "On the astronomical origins of the offset street grid at Teotihuacan," Archaeoastronomy (JHA), no. 11, S13-18 (1987)

Purrington, R.D., "Heliacal rising and setting: quantitative aspects," Archeaoastronomy (JHA), no. 12, S72-85 (1988)

Ruggles, Clive, AA critical examination of the megalithic lunar observatories,@ in Ruggles and Whittle, 1981

_______, AMegalithic astronomical sightllines: current reassessment and future directions,@ in Heggie, 1982

_______, AA reassessment of the high precision megallithic lunar sightlines,@ Archaeoastronomy No. 4 (JHA 13), S21-S40, 1982.

_______, AMegalithic astronomy: the last five years,@ Vistas in Astronomy 27 (1984) 231-89.

Schaefer, Bradley, "Atmospheric extinction effects," Archaeoastronomy (JHA) no. 10, S32-42 (1986).

________, "Heliacal rise phenomena," Archaeoastronomy (JHA), no. 11, S19-S33 (1987)


Tedlock, AQuichean time philosophy,@ in Aveni, Calendars in Mesoamerica and Peru

(and other articles)

Tedlock, Barbara, AMaya astronomy: what we know and how we know it,@ Archaeoastronomy, No. 14 (JHA...) S39-S58?, 1999.

Young, Jane, "The interrelationship of rock art and astronomical practice in the American Southwest," Archaeoastronomy (JHA) no. 10, S43-58.

Zeilik, M., "A reassessment of the Fajada Butte Solar Marker," Archeaoastronomy (JHA), no. 9, S69-S85 (1985)

_______, "Sun shrines and Sun symbols in the U.S. Southwest," Archaeoastronomy (JHA) no. 9, S86-96 (1985).

_______, "The ethnoastronomy of the historic pueblos, II. Moon watching, Archaeoastronomy (JHA) no. 10, S1-S31 (1986).

Zuidema, R.T., AAnthropology and Archaeastronomy,@ in Williamson, 1981.

_______, AInca observations of the solar and lunar passages through the zenith and anti-zenith at Cuzco,@ in Williamson, 1981.

_______, AThe sidereal lunar calendar of the Incas,@ in Aveni, 1982.




Other literature:

There are several versions of the Popul Vu (Tedlock, Edmonson...) you might read; also many versions of Gilgamesh. There are also other epic myths such as .....

On the earlly history of astronomy, try Neugebauer, The Exact Scieces in Antiquity, and especially Dreyer, A History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler. Also van der Waerden, Science Awakening, Vol I.

My archaeastronomy web page (as distinct from the class home page) contains links to many resources in archaeoastronomy.

For general works on civilizations such as the Maya, with information on how astronomical information was integrated into the culture, i.e., books like Shele=s Blood of Kings,......., consult the internet.

Note: There will be several books checked out to me which I would like you not to recall. You may borrow them on occasion from me.

Dated, but of interest, at least historically:

Brown, P.L., Megaliths, Myths, and Men

Hawkins, Stonehenge Decoded

Lockyear, The Dawn of Astronomy

Newham, P., The Astronomical Significance of Stonehenge, 1972, 1993