https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/issue/feed Journal of Skyscape Archaeology 2022-08-23T22:45:56+00:00 Fabio Silva and Liz Henty fsilva@bournemouth.ac.uk Open Journal Systems <p><em>The Journal of Skyscape Archaeology</em> (<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. <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. <a href="https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/about">More about the journal.</a></p> https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23775 Editorial 2022-08-12T11:52:04+00:00 Fabio Silva fsilva@bournemouth.ac.uk Liz Henty lizhenty2@gmail.com Erica Ellingson erica.ellingson@colorado.edu 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23778 Efrosyni Boutsikas, The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition 2022-08-12T12:51:45+00:00 Mai A Rashed mai.a.rashed@rice.edu <p>Efrosyni Boutsikas, The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Hardback, 278 pp., ISBN 9781108769082. £75.00. Ebook £53.99.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23779 Efrosyni Boutsikas, The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition 2022-08-12T12:56:46+00:00 Ilaria Cristofaro ilaria.cristofaro@unicampania.it <p>Efrosyni Boutsikas, The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Hardback, 278 pp., ISBN 9781108769082. £75.00. Ebook £53.99.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23780 Jo Marchant, The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars 2022-08-12T13:13:50+00:00 E C Krupp eckrupp@earthlink.net <p>Jo Marchant, The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars Edinburgh: Canongate Books 2020. Hardback, 359 pp. ISBN 9781786894021. £16.99.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/19967 Angkor Wat 2021-06-25T14:28:47+00:00 William F Romain wromain@iu.edu <p>Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious structures in the world. Much has been written about the site; what has not been explained, however, is why the structure was located where it is. In this paper it is suggested that Angkor Wat was intentionally situated at the intersection of two astronomically related lines of position – one to the summer solstice sunrise over the Rong Chen temple on Phnom Kulen, and the other to cardinal east or the equinox in alignment with a site known as Preah Khan of Kompong Svay. Political and cosmological implications of these findings are discussed. Supportive data showing how Rong Chen is likewise situated at intersecting lines of position is also presented. Importantly, the Rong Chen temple is where Jayavarman II – founder of the Khmer Empire in the ninth century AD – was declared universal ruler (chakravartin).</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/19238 The Guiding Sky 2021-02-03T11:17:51+00:00 Carolina Cornax Gómez carolina.cornax@rai.usc.es A César González García a.cesar.gonzalez-garcia@incipit.csic.es Jorge de Torres Rodríguez jorge.detorres-rodriguez@incipit.csic.es <p>This paper presents an astronomical study of a sample of ancient cairns, stelae and burials at the cairnfield of Xiis (Heis) in Somaliland, a historic centre of long-distance trade between different cultures. The analyses reveal a set of significant orientations that the paper relates to the seasonal movements of the region’s nomads, which are believed to have remained unchanged for millennia. The structures, which date from the first to the third century AD, are also contextualised within the broader astronomical traditions of the Somali and other Cushitic peoples, many aspects of which predate the arrival of Islam to the Horn of Africa and constitute some of the most distinctive and complex aspects of Somali culture.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23776 Commentary on Ibrahim Allawi’s “Some Evolutionary and Cosmological Aspects of Early Islamic Town Planning” 2022-08-12T12:14:30+00:00 Andrew Petersen a.petersen@uwtsd.ac.uk <p>.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23777 Commentary on Ibrahim Allawi’s “Some Evolutionary and Cosmological Aspects of Early Islamic Town Planning” 2022-08-12T12:20:30+00:00 Stefan Kamola kamolas@easternct.edu <p>.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23781 Review of Session 9, “Life in the Land of the Dead: Skyscape Archaeology and the Ontology of Other Worlds”, organised by Lionel Sims, Fabio Silva and Timothy Darvill. 18th December, 2021 at the Online Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, hosted by Antiquity 2022-08-12T13:17:14+00:00 Liz Henty lizhenty2@gmail.com <p>Review of Session 9, “Life in the Land of the Dead: Skyscape Archaeology and the Ontology of Other Worlds”, organised by Lionel Sims, Fabio Silva and Timothy Darvill. 18th December, 2021 at the Online Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, hosted by Antiquity</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23689 The Milky Way 2022-08-03T14:50:01+00:00 Fabio Silva fsilva@bournemouth.ac.uk Liz Henty lizhenty2@gmail.com <p>.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23691 The Milky Way – A Visual Perception Through Time 2022-08-03T15:02:18+00:00 Carolyn Kennett Carolyn@hird.net <p>.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23692 The Milky Way 2022-08-03T15:10:30+00:00 Bernadette Brady b.brady@uwtsd.ac.uk <p>.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23693 The Milky Way and the Goddess of the Henges 2022-08-03T15:17:57+00:00 John Grigsby john.grigsby@canterburytrust.ac.uk <p>.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23696 Our Galaxy in Culture 2022-08-04T04:54:54+00:00 Steven Gullberg srgullberg@ou.edu <p>.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23697 The Great Serpent Mound and the Milky Way 2022-08-04T05:01:47+00:00 Bradley T Lepper blepper@ohiohistory.org <p>.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23698 Observations Concerning the Milky Way, Serpent Mound, Newark and Mound City Earthworks 2022-08-04T05:11:25+00:00 William F Romain wromain@iu.edu <p>.</p> 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23699 “Milky Way Astronomies” 2022-08-04T05:20:59+00:00 Alejandro Martín López astroamlopez@hotmail.com <p>.</p> 2022-08-04T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23782 Books 2022-08-12T13:21:03+00:00 Liz Henty lizhenty2@gmail.com 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23783 Forthcoming Conferences 2022-08-12T13:24:12+00:00 Liz Henty lizhenty2@gmail.com 2022-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd.