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Archaeoastronomy is the “science of stars and stones”. It is an interdisciplinary science in between architecture, archaeology, and astronomy. It studies the relationships between the ancient monuments and the sky, in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic world. The course provides the first complete, easy introduction to this fascinating discipline. During the course, many spectacular ancient sites of archaeology – such as Stonehenge in England, Giza and Karnak in Egypt, Chichen Itzá in the Yucatan, Macchu Picchu in Peru and the Pantheon in Rome – will be visited and the fascinating events occurring there in special days of the year (such as solstices, equinoxes, or the day of the foundation of Rome) will be shown and explained. The course also provides the necessary background on Astronomy with the naked eye and a general introduction to the role of Astronomy in religion and in the management of power among ancient cultures....
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Globe

100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Calendar

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Beginner Level

初级

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Approx. 7 hours to complete

建议:2-3 hours/week...
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English

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Week
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Week 1

In this week we shall learn the basic tools which are needed for studying Archaeoastronomy. Essentially, this means learning Astronomy with the naked eye, since the ancients did not have telescopes, and becoming acquainted with a simple instrument - the magnetic compass - and amazing softwares: virtual globes and digital planetariums....
Reading
5 个视频(共 25 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video5 个视频
The celestial coordinates and the apparent motion of the Sun6分钟
The constellations and the apparent motion of the stars6分钟
Precession and the reconstruction of ancient skies4分钟
Sightseeing with an archaeoastronomer's eye4分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Supplementary Course Text5分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Astronomy with the naked eye: how the ancients saw the sky15分钟
Week
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Week 2

The core of the course: understanding how astronomy, religion, and the management of power were connected in ancient cultures, and the way in which these connections are reflected in architecture and landscape since the Neolithic. At the end of the week we shall thus visit the places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Stonehenge and Newgrange....
Reading
4 个视频(共 24 分钟), 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
Archaeoastronomy in action: hierophanies and sacred landscapes6分钟
The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Stonehenge6分钟
The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Newgrange4分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Astronomy, power and architecture15分钟
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Week 3

An archaeoastronomical tour in a wonderful land: Egypt of the Pharaohs. We shall visit Khufu's (Cheops) Great Pyramid and assist to the spectacular hierophany which occurs every year at Giza at the summer solstice. Then, we shall move to the huge temple of Karnak at the winter solstice, to finally encounter the "heretic" king Akhenaten and the astronomy-related project of his new capital....
Reading
5 个视频(共 30 分钟), 1 个测验
Video5 个视频
The Great Pyramid and the stars6分钟
The horizon of Khufu7分钟
Karnak, Abu Simbel and the Egyptian calendar6分钟
The Amarna heresy and the horizon of the Aten5分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Ancient Egypt15分钟
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Week 4

An introduction to pre-Columbian Archaeoastronomy, with key topics such as the Maya Calendar, the role of astronomy in Maya architecture, and the sacred space of the Incas at Cusco and Macchu Picchu....
Reading
4 个视频(共 28 分钟), 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
Chichen Itza and the Serpent Equinox7分钟
The Inca pillars of the Sun6分钟
Macchu Picchu4分钟
Quiz1 个练习
The Pre-Columbian world15分钟
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创建者 DENov 10th 2017

It was a very interesting course, and had addressed the subject matter in an organized manner. It was challenging at times, but maintained my interest throughout the course.

创建者 SBOct 6th 2018

It is a wonderful course. Easy with short videos. You get to know about why the archaeology was created and what stellar or solar phenomenon can we perceive through those.

讲师

Giulio Magli

Full Professor
Dept. of Mathematics

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