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Defining Skyscape.

Silva, F., 2024. Defining Skyscape. Culture and Cosmos, 26 (2), 3-14.

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The term ‘skyscape’ is becoming commonplace among cultural astronomers and archaeologists alike, certainly in the United Kingdom but also further afield. However, not everyone uses it in the same way or with the same meaning. For some it is just another word for astronomy, whereas others use it to emphasise the relation between the sky and the landscape in the worldviews of many societies, past or present. This paper critically reviews these usages of the term skyscape and contrasts them with the original intent, by the author and his collaborators, to effect a change of emphasis within the practice of archaeoastronomy. Although originally published as a 2017 post in the Sophia Centre Press website blog, the key points raised here are still valid today.

Item Type:Article
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:39399
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:26 Jan 2024 09:45
Last Modified:26 Jan 2024 09:45


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