Cultural astronomy in Africa south of the Sahara

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This chapter examines two foci of cultural astronomy found in Africa south of the Sahara: creation myths and celestial art. The examples highlighted are from the Akan, the Bahima, the Boshongo, the Fon, the Igbo, the Mambila, the Yoruba, and the Zulu people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy
EditorsClive L.N. Ruggles
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Electronic)9781461461418
ISBN (Print)9781461461401
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Jul 2014


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