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AST 155 - Astronomy of Ancient Cultures SC2


3 Credit Hour(s) • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)
Prerequisite: MAT 050  
Introduces the study of archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy. The principles of unaided eye observational astronomy, timekeeping, navigation, religion and ritual, political power, cosmology and worldview are covered. Methods of the ethnoastronomer, including measurement of architectural alignments, analysis of written records, examination of art, and general knowledge about a culture, will be discussed.



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