Volume 18 - Issue 4




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Sixty-three (63) Selected (peer reviewed) Papers of the INSAP X – Oxford XI – SEAC 25th Joint Conference ‘ROAD TO THE STARS’, held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 18th–22nd September 2017


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AN ARCHAEOASTRONOMICAL APPROACH TO THE MEGALITHIC SITES OF SAUDI ARABIA (pp.1-9)
Munirah A. Almushawh
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472244

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THE ALMOGAREN OF RISCO CAIDO: A SINGULAR ASTRONOMICAL SANCTUARY OF THE ANCIENT CANARIANS (pp.11-18)
Julio Cuenca Sanabria, Jose de Leon, Cipriano Marin, Jose Carlos Gil1, Juan Antonio Belmonte, Carlos Gil Sarmiento and Jose Miguel Marquez Zarate
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472251

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ARE THE MOONS OF NINNION A REPRESENTATION OF EARTHSHINE? (pp.19-23)
Themis G. Dallas
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472253

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URBAN PLANNING AND RITUAL ACTION IN COLONIA ULPIA TRAIANA (XANTEN, GERMANY): UNDERSTANDING A NON-SOLAR ORIENTATION PATTERN (pp.25-32)
David Espinosa-Espinosa, A. Cesar Gonzalez-Garcia and Marco V. Garcia-Quintela
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472255

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ASTRONOMY AND RITUAL IN THE PROTOHISTORY OF THE SOUTHEAST OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA (pp.33-41)
Cesar Esteban
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472257

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WAS THE PARTA NEOLITHIC SANCTUARY IN ROMANIA ASTRONOMICALLY ALIGNED? (pp.43-51)
Marc Frincu
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472259

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A UTOPIAN CITY? COMPARING LAND- AND SKYSCAPES IN SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE AND SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA (pp.53-57)
Alejandro Gangui and Juan Antonio Belmonte
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472261

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ARCHAEOASTRONOMICAL STUDY OF THE PROTOHISTORIC SHAFT TOMBS NECROPOLEIS OF THAPSOS (SICILY) (pp.59-69)
Andrea Orlando, Davide Gori and Carlo Veca
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472265

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CARTOGRAPHY IN BENAHOARE: AN ORIENTATED MAP OF THE CANARY ISLAND OF LA PALMA IN AN ANCIENT PETROGLYPH (pp.71-79)
Manuel Perez Gutierrez, Felipe Jorge Pais Pais, Maria Antonia Perera Betancort, A. Cesar Gonzalez-Garcia, Julio Cuenca Sanabria, Juan Antonio Belmonte
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472273

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ON THE ORIENTATION OF CZECH CITIES FOUNDED DURING THE 13TH CENTURY (pp.81-88)
Nikolaos Ragkos
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472275

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AN ARCHAEOASTRONOMICAL APPROACH TO ROMAN URBANISM. ORIENTATION OF ROMAN SETTLEMENTS ACROSS THE EMPIRE (pp.89-95)
A. Rodriguez-Anton, A. C. Gonzalez-Garcia and J. A. Belmonte
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472277

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BABYLONIAN ZODIAC: SOME PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS (pp.97-105)
John Steele
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472282

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EVOLUTION OF ASTRONOMICAL FACILITIES AND PRACTICES IN ANCIENT THRACE (pp.107-113)
Alexey Stoev, Penka Maglova and Mina Spasova
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472286

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ÂÙÌÏÓ ÄÙÄÅÊÁ ÈÅÙÍ / ALTAR OF THE TWELVE GODS: AN ASTRO-ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (pp.115-122)
Vance R. Tiede
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472288

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COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO INCA SITES, LOCATED NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN (pp.123-129)
Corrado Gustavo, Gimenez Benitez Sixto, Pino Matos Jose L. and Balbi Nicolas
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478011

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ON THE ORIENTATION OF EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN PRAEFECTURA ILLYRICUM (pp.131-138)
Themis G. Dallas
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478013

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CONSOLIDATION OF THE RAPANUI ASTRONOMY CONCEPT INVENTORY AND RE-APPRAISAL OF APPLIED ASTRONOMIC OBSERVATION AT PAPA UI HETUU, RAPA NUI (pp.139-147)
Alexandra Edwards, Barthelemy d’Ans and Edmundo Edwards
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478020

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THE CLAVA CAIRNS OF SCOTLAND, MIDSUMMER FULL MOON AND THE MAJOR LUNAR LIMIT (pp.149-155)
J. Anna Estaroth
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478022

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STONE ROWS OF THE PRESELI HILLS (pp.157-164)
David A. Fisher
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478024

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CHURCHES ORIENTATIONS IN THE JESUITS MISSIONS AMONG GUARANI PEOPLE (pp.165-171)
Gimenez Benitez Sixto, Lopez Alejandro Martin, Gamboa Martin and Mudrik Armando
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478668

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HOUSE AND BURIAL ORIENTATIONS OF THE HOKKAIDO AINU, INDIGENOUS HUNTER-GATHERS OF NORTHERN JAPAN (pp.173-180)
Akira GOTO
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478670

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SURVEY, ARCHAEOASTRONOMY AND COMMUNICATION: THE MAUSOLEUM OF GALLA PLACIDIA IN RAVENNA (ITALY) (pp.181-189)
M. Incerti, G. Lavoratti, S. D’Amico and S. Giannetti
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478672

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THE OBSERVATIONS OF THE MOON AT NARANJO – NEW FACTS AND INTERPRETATIONS (pp.191-198)
Stanislaw Iwaniszewski
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478674

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THE ARCHAEOASTRONOMY OF HIGH ALTITUDE INCA CEREMONIALISM (pp.199-204)
J. McKim Malville
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478676

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THE CASE OF THE TWO CHURCHES OF SANT’APOLLINARE IN PIEDMONT (ITALY): CAN ARCHAEOASTRONOMY HELP TO IDENTIFY WHICH OF THEM IS THE TEMPLAR ONE? (pp.205-212)
Silvia Motta, Adriano Gaspani
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478682

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THE UNINTENTIONAL WINTER SOLSTICE HIEROPHANY IN THE ”SANTI ANGELI CUSTODI” CHURCH IN ROME AND ITS IMPLICATIONS (pp.213-217)
Vito Francesco Polcaro and Andrea Polcaro
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478686

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THE PREHISTORIC VILLAGES OF THE AEOLIAN ARCHIPELAGO AND MILAZZO: ASTRONOMY AND LANDSCAPE, PRELIMINARY RESULT (pp.219-226)
Andrea Orlando, Sebastiano Tusa and Davide Gori
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478684

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A NEW HIEROPHANY AT MONTE CROCCIA (BASILICATA) (pp.227-232)
Vito Francesco Polcaro, Andrea Orlando, Emmanuele Curti, Alberto Scuderi and Leonardo Lo Zito
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478690

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CASE STUDIES WITH ARCHAEOASTRONOMIC APPROACH IN THE STATE OF TABASCO, MEXICO (pp.233-240)
Hans Martz de la Vega
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478680

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DE QUATTUOR PARTIBUS MUNDI MEDIEVAL SACRED BUILDINGS ON THE VIA FRANCIGENA IN NORTHERN AND MIDDLE ITALY: SOLSTICE ALIGNMENTS AND ORIENTATIONS (pp.241-249)
Eva Spinazze
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478694

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PREVIOUS TRADITION? COINCIDENCE? DESIGN? HOW IT WAS POSSIBLE TO CREATE THE ILLUMINATION EFFECTS AT THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT JAMES (GALICIA, SPAIN)? (pp.251-258)
Benito Vilas-Estevez, Ruth Varela and A. Cesar Gonzalez-Garcia
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478696

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ASTRONOMY, ETHICS AND THE PLANETS (pp.259-264)
Dr Nicholas Campion
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477974

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IBERIAN APPROACHES TO ASTRONOMY DURING THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY (pp.265-271)
Walmir Thomazi Cardoso and Roberto de Andrade Martins
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477976

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STARS AND THEATRE. FROM RENAISSANCE STAGE ASTROLOGERS TO ASTRONOMY–FLAVORED SCIENCE PLAYS (pp.273-280)
Giangiacomo Gandolfi
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477978

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THE GENESIS OF HIPPARCHUS CELESTIAL GLOBE (pp.281-287)
Susanne M. Hoffmann
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477980

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ASTRONOMY DEVELOPMENT AND FILMMAKING IN THE KAROO (pp.289-295)
Jarita C. Holbrook
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477982

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OUR FUTURE OFF–EARTH AND THE ROAD TO THE STARS (pp.297-306)
Chris Impey
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477986

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VISUALIZING THE UNIVERSE – THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND ASTRONOMY (pp.307-318)
Chris Impey and Dinah Jasensky
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477984

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MILKY WAY VICISSITUDES: MACROBIUS TO GALILEO (pp.319-325)
George Latura
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477993

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THE NEVER–ENDING STORY OF THE INFINITE COSMOS (pp.327-334)
Vicent J. Martinez and Albert Martinez–Artero
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477995

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THE WORLD AS A LIVING ENTITY: ESSENTIALS OF A COSMIC METAPHOR (pp.335-343)
Michael A. Rappengluck
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477997

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ORGANISTRUM IN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA: SYMPHONIA COELESTIS (pp.345-352)
Giuseppe Severini and Andrea Orlando
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477999

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ASTRONOMICAL IMAGERY IN THE WORK OF THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHER (AND SISTER) HOOD (pp.353-361)
V. Shrimplin
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478003

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ASTRONOMICAL PHENOMENA NORTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE… AND HOW PEOPLE RESPOND TO THEM (pp.363-369)
Rolf Sinclair
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478005

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THE GREAT COMET OF 1858: A ROAD SIGN TO THE STARS (pp.371-378)
Christiaan Sterken
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478007

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SIGNS OF MORNING STAR AUSRINE IN THE BALTIC TRADITION: REGIONAL AND INTERCULTURAL FEATURES (pp.379-388)
Vytautas Tumenas
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1478009

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THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE "RISCO CAIDO AND THE SACRED MOUNTAINS OF GRAN CANARIA": A PARADIGMATIC PROPOSAL WITHIN UNESCO "ASTRONOMY AND WORLD HERITAGE" INITIATIVE (pp.389-397)
Juan Antonio Belmonte, Julio Cuenca Sanabria, Jose Carlos Gil, Jose de Leon, Cipriano Marin and Clive L. Ruggles
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472290

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THE ‘PATH OF THE SPIRITS’: A PRELIMINARY APPROACH TO NORTH-WEST/SOUTH-EAST ORIENTED ROWS OF CAIRNS IN THE ALTAI MOUNTAINS, MONGOLIA (pp.399-407)
Cecilia Dal Zovo and A. Cesar Gonzalez-Garcia
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1472292

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THE ROCK SANCTUARY OF BARONA HILL FORT AS AN EXCHANGER, INTERFACE AND CROSS-ROADS AMONG THE WORLD LAYERS OF CELTIC COSMOLOGY (pp.409-416)
Marco V. Garcia Quintela & A. Cesar Gonzalez-Garcia
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477034

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E LUCEVAN LE STELLE: ENGAGING THE PUBLIC OF ROME IN A CULTURAL REPOSSESSION OF THE URBAN SKY (pp.417-423)
Stefano Giovanardi, Gabriele Catanzaro, Giangiacomo Gandolfi and Gianluca Masi
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477036

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ROMAN OR GAULIC: ORIENTATION AS A FOOTPRINT OF CULTURAL IDENTITY? (pp.425-433)
A. Cesar Gonzalez–Garcia and Marco V. Garcia Quintela
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477038

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REFRACTION AND PRECISE LUNAR ALIGNMENTS (pp.435-440)
Thomas T. Gough
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477040

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TESTING LANDSCAPE AS CULTURAL EXPRESSION (pp.441-451)
Gail Higginbottom, Roger Clay, Fabien Voisin and Phong Nguyen
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477042

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A METHODOLOGY FOR TESTING HORIZON ASTRONOMY IN AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CULTURAL SITES: A CASE STUDY (pp.453-460)
Trevor M. Leaman1 and Duane W. Hamacher
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477044

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PEOPLES KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOORS: CONFLICTS BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL PROJECTS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES (pp.461-468)
Alejandro Martin Lopez
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477048

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AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT IN ARCHEOASTRONOMY: THE POK-COURSERA MOOC COURSE (pp.469-475)
Domenico Brunetto, Giulio Magli
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477050

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ARCHAEOASTRONOMICAL REFRACTION RECONSIDERED (pp.477-484)
Stephen C. McCluskey
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477052

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CULTURAL ASTRONOMY DEGREE IN HONDURAS: THE NEXT FORMATIVE STEP FOR THE DISCIPLINE (pp.485-490)
Javier Mejuto, Eduardo Rodas-Quito
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477960

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SKYSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY AS A ROAD TO CULTURAL INSIGHT (pp.491-497)
Andrew M. Munro and Steven R. Gullberg
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477962

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THE REAPPEARING SUN IN NEOLITHIC ORCADIAN LANDSCAPE AND CULTURE (pp.499-506)
Victor Reijs
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477964

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FIRST STEPS TOWARDS OBTAINING CULTURAL ASTRONOMY SOFTWARE (pp.507-513)
Eduardo Rodas-Quito and Javier Mejuto
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477966

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DARK SKY: AESTHETICS OF THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL LANDSCAPE (pp.515-522)
Gary Wells
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477970

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BEYOND 3D MODELS: SIMULATION OF TEMPORALLY EVOLVING MODELS IN STELLARIUM (pp.523-528)
Georg Zotti, Florian Schaukowitsch and Michael Wimmer
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1477972

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