- Paperback: 366 pages
- Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; 1st edition (May 15, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806120347
- ISBN-13: 978-0806120348
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #720,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Living the Sky: The Cosmos of the American Indian Paperback – May 15, 1987
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Ray A. Williamson holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Maryland. He is a Project Director in the Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress.
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this has helped me to understand them better.
Williamson finds that "To live in harmony with the world and its cycles is the goal of traditional Native Americans. Their patterns for living derive from a deeply held attention to the rhythms of the sky and earth" (p. 319). The result is an important study illuminating the Native American view of existence.
However, after a couple of chapters, it occured to me that it was not really up to date (no mention of Chimney Rock Archeological Site in Colorado, for example) and when I checked, I noticed that it was written in 1984!
All in all, an interesting book on an interesting subject, but terribly outdated as there have been many new findings on archaeoastronomy in the last few decades.