African Cultural Astronomy

Current Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy research in Africa

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-6638-2 (Print) 978-1-4020-6639-9 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII

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    Pages 1-19

    Chasing the Shadow of the Moon: The 2006 Ghana Eclipse Conference

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    Pages 21-28

    The Use of Ethnographic Methods in Cultural Astronomy Research

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    Pages 29-38

    A Brief Outline on the Geographical Background of Africa

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    Pages 39-51

    The Astronomical Gnomon

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    Pages 53-75

    Naked-eye Astronomy for Cultural Astronomers

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    Pages 77-82

    Leadership

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    Pages 83-93

    Integrating African Cultural Astronomy into~the~Classroom

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    Pages 95-107

    A Contemporary Approach to Teaching Eclipses

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    Pages 109-119

    Teaching Cultural Astronomy: On the Development and Evolution of the Syllabus at Bath Spa University and the University of Wales, Lampeter

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    Pages 121-130

    Evidence of Ancient African Beliefs in Celestial Bodies

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    Pages 131-143

    Astronomy of Nabta Playa

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    Pages 145-178

    Romans, Astronomy and the Qibla: Urban Form and Orientation of Islamic Cities of Tunisia

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    Pages 179-188

    The Timbuktu Astronomy Project

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    Pages 189-207

    The Cosmological Vision of the Yoruba-Idààcha of Benin Republic (West Africa): A Light on Yoruba History and Culture

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    Pages 209-215

    The Relationship Between Human Destiny and the Cosmic Forces – A Study of the IGBO Worldview

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    Pages 217-229

    Cultural Astronomy in the Lore and Literature of Africa

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    Pages 231-238

    Astronomy and Culture in Nigeria

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    Pages 239-255

    Participation and Research of Astronomers and Astrophysicists of Black African Descent (1900–2005)

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 257-260