https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/issue/feed Journal of Skyscape Archaeology 2020-09-29T21:39:01+00:00 Fabio Silva and Liz Henty fsilva@bournemouth.ac.uk Open Journal Systems <p><em>The Journal of Skyscape Archaeology</em>&nbsp;(<em>JSA</em>) is concerned with the role and importance of the sky in the interpretation of the material record. Currently, elements of this study can be found separately in the disciplines of archaeoastronomy, archaeology, cultural astronomy, anthropology and history.&nbsp;<em>JSA</em>brings them together under the aegis of a new academic journal in order to promote cross-fertilization towards an understanding of the cosmologies of the societies who constructed and used the rich archaeological heritage we study today.&nbsp;</p> https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18189 Editorial 2020-09-23T09:28:36+00:00 Fabio Silva fsilva@bournemouth.ac.uk Liz Henty lizhenty2@gmail.com 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18204 “Sky, Astronomy and Cultural Heritage” 2020-09-23T10:35:29+00:00 H. Natalia Sánchez hnsanchezs@unal.edu.co <p>“Sky, Astronomy and Cultural Heritage”: VIII School and VII Interamerican Conference of Cultural Astronomy. La Serena, Chile, 30th September – 5th October 2019</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18190 Through the Dark Vale 2020-09-23T09:36:06+00:00 Lionel Sims lionel.sims@btinternet.com David Fisher docfishers@gmail.com <p>The Stonehenge Palisade was a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age 2 km linear timber<br>fence that ran alongside Stonehenge and its final Avenue approach. Within its middle section was<br>a 300–400 m gap. Four archaeology models of the Palisade, all of which include horizon viewing,<br>are evaluated and revised against the presently known properties of this structure, and elements<br>of each retained after critique are integrated into an emergent interdisciplinary model by using<br>skyscape archaeology. This new model suggests that the Palisades’ design of interrupted obscuration<br>and the agency of skyscape knowledge in a planar stationary geocentric earth cosmology<br>together indicate a ritual purpose of the Stonehenge monument complex, which was to simulate<br>a journey through the underworld.</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18191 When the Sun Meets Okeanos 2020-09-23T09:46:23+00:00 Ilaria Cristofaro ilaria.cristofaro@unicampania.it <p>In the Aegean, a landscape of small islands and peninsulas means that views of the<br>Sun rising or setting over the sea are commonplace. Yet this everyday occurrence can produce a<br>dazzling spectacle known as the “glitter path” – a line of bright sunlight reflected on the water,<br>linking the seashore and the horizon. This paper explores how this phenomenon was elaborated<br>as a form of seascape by the Aegean Greeks from Late Bronze Age (LBA) III through to the Archaic<br>period, examining how it was incorporated into their worldview as something natural assimilated<br>into the cultural. The diachronic perspective focuses on elements of continuity and discontinuity<br>regarding beliefs about the world beyond. First, funerary pottery iconography from LB III (ca.<br>1400–1100 BC) is examined: in particular, a close relationship between the Sun and the sea can be<br>inferred from imagery on Octopus Style funerary jars, where abstract representations of glitter<br>paths seem to appear in the shape of hybrid octopuses. The evidence suggests that the octopus<br>was depicted as the light-bearer within the darkness of the sea, with marked eyes to emphasise<br>vision. The second part of the study gathers proof of allusions to the phenomenon of the glitter<br>path in early Greek poetry as suggested by the descriptions of the door of Hades and gates of the<br>Sun in the first literary documents produced in Greece from the eighth century BC, most notably<br>in the works of Homer and Hesiod, but also in the poetry of Pindar, Mimnermus and Stesichorus.</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18192 Investigating Archaeology and Astronomy at The Hurlers, Cornwall 2013–2019 2020-09-23T09:52:05+00:00 Jacqueline A. Nowakowski jackynowak@aol.com Carolyn Kennett carolyn@hird.net James Gossip James.Gossip@cau.org.uk Brian Sheen bsheen21@gmail.com <p>Two projects – “Mapping the Sun” and “Reading the Hurlers” – have shone new light on<br>the multiple stone circle complex, The Hurlers, on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, in southwest Britain.<br>In 2013, excavation revealed a stone “pavement” between the central and northern circles: this<br>inter-circle link had first been discovered in 1938 but had then been re-covered. Work in 2016<br>discovered a solitary fallen (once standing) stone which lay 100 m to the north of The Hurlers<br>complex. Geological studies of the standing stones accompanied by astronomical surveys have<br>prompted new insights into the make-up of this monument, its landscape setting and astronomical<br>significance. Astronomical observations of this major Bronze Age landscape reveal a<br>design with significant alignments between key monuments and near and distant landmarks.<br>Additional astronomical links suggest a number of interesting phenomena which would be<br>experienced at the site, particularly surrounding the materiality of the inter-circle link.</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18205 John M. Saul, What the Stork Brought: African Click-Speakers and the Spread of Humanity’s Oldest Beliefs 2020-09-23T10:39:16+00:00 Rod Suskin rod@rodsuskin.com <p>John M. Saul, What the Stork Brought: African Click-Speakers and the Spread of Humanity’s Oldest Beliefs<br>Naivasha (Kenya): Old Africa Books, 2019. Paperback, 109 pp. ISBN: 9789966757524. £11.99.</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18206 Liz Henty and Daniel Brown (eds), Visualising Skyscapes: Material Forms of Cultural Engagement with the Heavens 2020-09-23T10:41:39+00:00 Susan Greaney greaneyse@cardiff.ac.uk <p>Liz Henty and Daniel Brown (eds), Visualising Skyscapes: Material Forms of Cultural Engagement with the Heavens</p> <p>London and New York: Routledge, 2020. Hardback, 253 pp., 69 colour and 15 b/w illus. ISBN: 9781138303614. £120. eBbook ISBN: 9780203730935. £40.49.</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18207 Oliver J. T. Harris and Craig N. Cipolla, Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium: Introducing Current Perspectives 2020-09-23T10:44:07+00:00 Pamela Armstrong yewcedditcyster@btinternet.com <p>Oliver J. T. Harris and Craig N. Cipolla, Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium: Introducing Current Perspectives</p> <p>London and New York: Routledge, 2017. Paperback, 238 pp. ISBN: 9781138888715. £33.99.</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18201 All Cannings Long Barrow 2020-09-23T10:27:15+00:00 Timothy Daw tim.daw@gmail.com <p>All Cannings Long Barrow: The Reasoning and Motivation Behind a Modern Barrow</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18202 All Cannings Long Barrow 2020-09-23T10:30:04+00:00 Simon Banton simon@web.org.uk <p>All Cannings Long Barrow: Laying Out a Modern Alignment to Winter Solstice</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18203 All Cannings Long Barrow 2020-09-23T10:32:59+00:00 Rosemary Senior rosemary.senior@virginmedia.com <p>All Cannings Long Barrow: Mansion of Eternity</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18193 Skyscapes in the Academy 2020-09-23T09:59:02+00:00 Fabio Silva fsilva@bournemouth.ac.uk Liz Henty lizhenty2@gmail.com <p>To follow</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18194 Archaeoastronomy within Astronomy at UK Universities 2020-09-23T10:05:26+00:00 Daniel Brown daniel.brown02@ntu.ac.uk <p>Archaeoastronomy within Astronomy at UK Universities</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18195 The Value of Skyscape Archaeology 2020-09-23T10:09:14+00:00 Nicholas Campion n.campion@uwtsd.ac.uk <p>The Value of Skyscape Archaeology</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18196 Thoughts Triggered by “Skyscapes in the Academy: Is There a Future?” 2020-09-23T10:11:49+00:00 Rita Gautschy rita.gautschy@unibas.ch <p>Thoughts Triggered by “Skyscapes in the Academy: Is There a Future?”</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18197 The Importance for Education in Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture 2020-09-23T10:15:05+00:00 Steven R. Gullberg srgullberg@ou.edu <p>The Importance for Education in Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18198 Lessons Learned from the Honduran Path to an Academic Structure in Cultural Astronomy 2020-09-23T10:17:45+00:00 Javier Mejuto javier.mejuto@unah.edu.hn <p>Lessons Learned from the Honduran Path to an Academic Structure in Cultural Astronomy</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18199 Whither Skyscape Archaeology? 2020-09-23T10:21:48+00:00 Fabio Silva fsilva@bournemouth.ac.uk <p>Whither Skyscape Archaeology?</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18200 Bootstrapping our Breakout 2020-09-23T10:25:05+00:00 Lionel Sims lionel.sims@btinternet.com <p>Bootstrapping our Breakout</p> 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18208 Books 2020-09-23T10:46:16+00:00 Fabio Silva fsilva@bournemouth.ac.uk Liz Henty lizhenty2@gmail.com 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/18209 Software Updates 2020-09-23T10:49:08+00:00 Victor Reijs ma.victor.reijs@gmail.com Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner@gmail.com 2020-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Equinox Publishing Ltd.