African Cultural Astronomy: Current Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy Research in Africa

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African Cultural Astronomy: Current Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy Research in Africa - Holbrook, Jarita C
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Astronomy is the science of studying the sky using telescopes and light collectors such as photographic plates or CCD detectors. However, people have always studied the sky and continue to study the sky without the aid of instruments this is the realm of cultural astronomy. This is the first scholarly collection of articles focused on the cultural astronomy of Africans. It weaves together astronomy, anthropology, and Africa. The volume includes African myths and legends about the sky, alignments to celestial bodies found at ...