Journal of Skyscape Archaeology https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA <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> en-US <p>© Equinox Publishing Ltd.</p> <p>For information regarding our Open Access policy, <a title="Open access policy." href="Full%20details of our conditions related to copyright can be found by clicking here.">click here</a>.</p> fsilva@bournemouth.ac.uk (Fabio Silva and Liz Henty) aparkin@equinoxpub.com (Ailsa Parkin) Tue, 23 Aug 2022 22:45:56 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.11 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Editorial https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23775 Fabio Silva, Liz Henty, Erica Ellingson Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23775 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Efrosyni Boutsikas, The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23778 <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> Mai A Rashed Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23778 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Efrosyni Boutsikas, The Cosmos in Ancient Greek Religious Experience: Sacred Space, Memory, and Cognition https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23779 <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> Ilaria Cristofaro Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23779 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Jo Marchant, The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23780 <p>Jo Marchant, The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars Edinburgh: Canongate Books 2020. Hardback, 359 pp. ISBN 9781786894021. £16.99.</p> E C Krupp Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23780 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Angkor Wat https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/19967 <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> William F Romain Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/19967 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Guiding Sky https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/19238 <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> Carolina Cornax Gómez, A César González García, Jorge de Torres Rodríguez Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/19238 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Commentary on Ibrahim Allawi’s “Some Evolutionary and Cosmological Aspects of Early Islamic Town Planning” https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23776 <p>.</p> Andrew Petersen Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23776 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Commentary on Ibrahim Allawi’s “Some Evolutionary and Cosmological Aspects of Early Islamic Town Planning” https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23777 <p>.</p> Stefan Kamola Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23777 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 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 https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23781 <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> Liz Henty Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23781 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Milky Way https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23689 <p>.</p> Fabio Silva, Liz Henty Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23689 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Milky Way – A Visual Perception Through Time https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23691 <p>.</p> Carolyn Kennett Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23691 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Milky Way https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23692 <p>.</p> Bernadette Brady Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23692 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Milky Way and the Goddess of the Henges https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23693 <p>.</p> John Grigsby Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23693 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Our Galaxy in Culture https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23696 <p>.</p> Steven Gullberg Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23696 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 The Great Serpent Mound and the Milky Way https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23697 <p>.</p> Bradley T Lepper Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23697 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Observations Concerning the Milky Way, Serpent Mound, Newark and Mound City Earthworks https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23698 <p>.</p> William F Romain Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23698 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 “Milky Way Astronomies” https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23699 <p>.</p> Alejandro Martín López Copyright (c) 2021 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23699 Thu, 04 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Books https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23782 Liz Henty Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23782 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Forthcoming Conferences https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23783 Liz Henty Copyright (c) 2022 Equinox Publishing Ltd. https://journal.equinoxpub.com/JSA/article/view/23783 Tue, 23 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0000