eBook The Ancient Solar Observatories of Rapanui: The Archaeoastronomy of Easter Island (The Easter Island Series) download
by William Liller
Author: William Liller
Publisher: Cloud Mountain Pub; 1st edition (August 1, 1993)
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Keywords: archaeoastronomy, writing, Rapanui, Rapa Nui, Easter Island . Here we continue the study of the archaeoastronomy of this ancient society.
Keywords: archaeoastronomy, writing, Rapanui, Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Polynesia. The great civilisation of Easter Island is famous in different aspects (magnificent statues and platforms, secret rites, and some objects covered with mysterious signs lastly). On the Astronomical Observations at Tongariki in the Past. In conformity with Mulloy, the ceremonial platform (ahu) Tongariki was a real solar observatory (Liller 1991: 270). It is no doubt that the peculiar information about this is retained in the local folklore. Barthel (1978: 82) has found a passage in Manuscript E about this ahu
Asteroids to Quasars: A Symposium Honouring William Liller.
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A remnant of Easter Island astronomy of a rather different nature may have been bequeathed to us in the form of Rongorongo script, a. .The Ancient Solar Observatories of Rapanui: The Archaeoas. tronomy of Easter Island. Old Bridge, NJ: Cloud Mountain Press, 1993.
A remnant of Easter Island astronomy of a rather different nature may have been bequeathed to us in the form of Rongorongo script, a system of symbols used on Easter Island that seems to have provided a series of triggers for the reader rather than actual words or syllables. One fragment of Rongorongo has been interpreted as a lunar calendar. Mulloy, William T. A Solstice-Oriented Ahu on Easter Island. and Physical Anthropology in Oceania 10 (1975), 1–39.
Ancient Solar Observatories of Rapanui: The Archaeoastronomy of Easter Island
Ancient Solar Observatories of Rapanui: The Archaeoastronomy of Easter Island. Martinsson-Wallin, Helene. Ahu: The Ceremonial Stone Structures of Easter Island. Uppsala: Societas Archaeologica Upsaliensis, 1993. Stevenson, Christopher, Georgia Lee, and Frank Morin, eds. Easter Island in Pacific Context: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Easter Island and East Polynesia. Los Osos, California: Bearsville and Cloud Mountain Presses, 1998.
Named Easter Island by the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who first spied it on Easter Day 1722, this tiny spit of.
Named Easter Island by the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who first spied it on Easter Day 1722, this tiny spit of volcanic rock in the vast South Seas is, even today, the most remote inhabited place on earth. Its nearly 1,000 statues, some almost 30 feet tall and weighing as much as 80 tons, are still an enigma, but the statue builders are far from vanished. We could hardly conceive how these islanders, wholly unacquainted with any mechanical power, could raise such stupendous figures, the British mariner Capt. James Cook wrote in 1774.
Echoes of the Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations (Dover Books on Astronomy) by E. C. Krupp . This complete, authoritative study of the growing discipline of archaeoastronomy examines the role of astronomy in antiquity.
Only 18 left in stock (more on the way). Professor Guilio Magli provides a clear, up-to-date survey of current thinking on the motives of the ancients for building fabulous and mysterious monuments all over our planet.
Geologically one of the youngest inhabited territories on Earth, Easter Island, located in the mid-Pacific Ocean, was, for most of its history, one of the most isolated. Its inhabitants, the Rapa Nui, have endured famines, epidemics of disease and cannibalism, civil war, environmental collapse, slave raids, various colonial contacts, and have seen their population crash on more than one occasion
Discover the Mysteries of Easter Island Either way, loss of the trees exposed the island’s rich volcanic soils to.
Discover the Mysteries of Easter Island. The isolated Rapa Nui developed a distinct architectural and artistic culture that weathered the centuries. Learn the mysteries of the moai. Either way, loss of the trees exposed the island’s rich volcanic soils to serious erosion. Rapa Nui’s ancient inhabitants left the quarry in a fascinating condition-it is home to some 400 statues, which appear in all stages of completion.