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By Jarita Holbrook,R. Thebe Medupe,Johnson O. Urama

this can be the 1st scholarly choice of articles serious about the cultural astronomy of Africans. It weaves jointly astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it comprises African myths and legends in regards to the sky, alignments to celestial our bodies stumbled on at archaeological websites and at locations of worship, rock paintings with celestial imagery, and medical considering printed in neighborhood astronomy traditions together with ethnomathematics and the construction of calendars. Authors comprise astronomers Kim Malville, Johnson Urama, and Thebe Medupe; archaeologist Felix Chami, and geographer Michael Bonine, and plenty of new authors. As an rising subfield of cultural astronomy, African cultural astronomy researchers are curious about education scholars in particular for doing learn in Africa. the 1st a part of the quantity comprises classes and workouts to aid the start scholar of African cultural astronomy. incorporated are workouts in archaeoastronomy, cultural anthropology, and naked-eye astronomy penned by way of authors who use those frequently use those equipment for his or her learn. This choice of classes and examine papers offers a starting place for the cultural astronomy researcher attracted to doing paintings in Africa.

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