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SEAC 26th Final Programme


Here is a detailled programm:  pdf


Mon 18:00-21.00 Welcome  
Tue 9:00 - 10:00 Opening  
      Chair: Max E. Lippitsch
  10:00 - 10:35 Liba Taub Where did astronomy ‘sit’ in ancient Greek and Roman culture?
  10:35 - 10:55 Georg Latura Planetary Harmonies & Celestial Symmetries
  10:55 - 11:25 Coffee Break  
      Chair: A. César Gonzalez-Garcia
  11:25 - 11:45 Gordon Fischer, Gerd Graßhoff, Christina Michel, Wolfram Schier Constructed Knowledge? – New insights on visual characteristics of Middle Neolithic Roundels
  11:45 - 12:05 Tamaš Fodor, Marc Frîncu, Leonard Dorogostaisky Vršac Circles and Vlajkovac Predial, a possible pair of archeoastronomy related sites in the South Banat district, Vojevodina province, Serbia
  12:05 - 12:25 Rita Gautschy Common features of megalithic stone rows in western Switzerland
  12:25 - 12:45 Göran Henriksson Megalithic Total Solar Eclipses
  12:45 - 13:05 Nicholas Kollerstrom  The Lunar meaning of Avebury and Stonehenge
  13:05 - 14:30 Lunch  
      Chair: Hermann Hunger
  14:30 - 14:50 Mary Blomberg and Göran Henriksson The historical significance of the orientations of the chamber-tombs of Bronze Age Crete near Mavro Spelio (Black Cave)
  14:50 - 15:10 Marianna P. Ridderstad Games for Cosmos: How the Minoan elite ruled their people by mastering ritual performance and the cycles of time     
  15:10 - 15:30 Ilaria Cristofaro A Journey to the Late Bronze Age Minoan Underworld: The Reflection of Sunlight on the Sea as an Axis Mundi 
  15:30 - 15:50 Barbara Rappenglück & Kord Ernstson Exceptional evidence of a prehistoric meteorite impact at the archaeological site of Stöttham (Chiemgau, SE-Germany)
  15:50 - 16:10 Marc Thuillard A statistical and Information-Theoretical Analysis of the Motifs on Bronze Age Golden Hats.
  16:10 - 16:30 Coffee Break  
      Chair: Juan Antonio Belmonte Avilés
  16:30 - 16:50 Sara Wanek  Was the knowledge of the spherical shape of the Earth in roman imperial period reserved to the elite or was it common knowledge?
  16:50 - 17:10 Nicoletta Lanciano Which rule for the order of days in the week in artifacts from Roman times to 1600
  17:10 - 17:30 Panou, E, Ioannis Liritzis, and Preka-Papadema, P. The Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes (Athens, Greece): Investigation of its eight plane sundials
  17:30 - 17:50 Fabio Silva, A. César González-García, Victor Reijs,  Fernando Pimenta, Andrew Smith Introducing skyscapeR, an open-source R package for data reduction, visualization and analysis in cultural astronomy
  17:50 - 18:10 Georg Zotti A Virtual Park of Astronomical Instruments
Wed     Chair: Liba Taub
  9:00 - 9:20 Lionel Sims “Th’inconstant Moon”: lunar celestial mechanics as a template for ritual transformations.
  9:20 - 9:40 A. César González-García, Juan Antonio Belmonte Lunar Standstills or Lunastices: a lunatic myth or a moonly reality?
  9:40 - 10:00 Michael A. Rappenglück A Catchy World Model: The Concept(s) of Cosmic Mountain(s) Used by Ancient Cultures
  10:00 - 10:20 Daniel Brown Empowering Sky Imagery
  10:20 - 10:40 Feeney-Beaton Morag Helen Weaving as cosmic instrument: a sublimation of the vertical and the horizontal
  10:40 - 11:10 Coffee Break  
      Chair: Ivan Sprajc
  11:10 - 11:30 Motta Silvia, Adriano Gaspani, Gustavo Corrado, Sixto Benitez, Jose Pino Matos The “ Intihuatana” of Saywite ( Perù):  an archaeoastronomical investigation on the role of time marker of  the gnomon
  11:30 - 11:50 J. McKim Malville and Gary Ziegler Llactapata and the Puzzle of the Two Coricanchas
  11:50 - 12:10 Robert A. Benfer A Condor Shaped Stone Pillar that Marked the Equinox 2,000 Years Ago at the Adean Site of Buena Vista
  12:10 - 12:30 José Nicolás Balbi Meaning and coincidences. A study into the archeoastronomy of Inka structures and their ritual significance
  12:30 - 14:30 Lunch  
  14:30 - 15:30 Barbara Kaiser Schloss Eggenberg - A Symbolic World 
  16:00 - 18:00 Guided Tours of Eggenberg Castle  
  19:00 - 21:00 Reception by the Mayor of Graz (Town Hall)
Thu     Chair:  Stanislaw Iwaniszewski
  9:00 - 9:35 David W. Pankenier Planetary Astrology in Early China and the Sāsānian Connection
  9:35 - 9:55 Raul R. Perez-Enriquez Astronomical and Geographical Features of Zhoubi Deduced from Mythology and Gnomonic
  9:55 - 10:15 Akira Goto Archaeoastronomy of Japan: a short history
  10:15 - 10:35 Mariusz Ziółkowski, Jacek Kościuk Astronomical observations in the Inca Temple of Coricancha (Cusco)?
A critical review of the hypothesis.
  10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
      Chair: Michael A. Rappenglück
  11:00 - 11:20 Astrid B. Leimlehner  Solar Returns: From observing the sky to observing birthdays
  11:20 - 11:40 Florence Star Wood The 19-year Luni-solar Cycle of the Odyssey, the Pylos Combat Warrior Seal and the Antikythera Mechanism
  11:40 - 12:00 Alexey Stoev, Penka Maglova, Vassil Markov, Dimitriya Spasova, Anton Genov Structure of the sacred space, astronomical orientation and functional evolution of the rock-cut monument near the village of Lilych, Kyustendil region, Bulgaria
  12:00 - 12:20 Eberhard Zangger, Rita Gautschy The Hittite Rock Sanctuary of Yazılıkaya: A Lunisolar Calendar from c. 1250 B.
  12:20 - 12:40 Fabio Silva, A. César González-García A robust statistical significance test for the orientation of archaeological structures 
  12:40 - 14:00 Lunch  
      Chair: Nick Kollerstrom
  14:00 - 14:20 Nicholas Campion Politics, Harmony and Managing Change in Kepler's Astronomy
  14:20 - 14:40 Uliva Velo The harmony of J. Kepler. Elliptical form  in geometry and music
  14:40 - 15:00 Sepp Rothwangl Kepler’s calculations of the Creation’s date, compared to Dionysius Exiguus’ Adjustment of Anno Domini
  15:00 - 16:20 Poster and coffee  
  16:30 - 19:00 Guided City Tours and visit of the Kepler Museum
Fri     Chair:  David W. Pankenier
  9:00 - 9:35 Paul Baki Astronomy and Indigenous Technologies in Africa 
  9:35 - 9:55 Barth Chukwuetzi The regularities of the celestial forces; the concept of the sun and the moon in Igbo world view
  9:55 - 10:15 Reza Assasi  Origins of Ka’ba and The Celestial Order
  10:15 - 10:35 S. Mohammad Mozaffari, Georg Zotti A New Light on the Central Instrument of the Samarqand Observatory
  10:35 - 10:55 Nyssanbay Bekbassar Numerical, Geometric and Orientation Properties of “Steppe Geoglyphs” in Kazakhstan
  10:55 - 11:15 Coffee Break  
  11:15 - 12:45 SEAC General Assembly  
  12:45 - 14:00 Lunch  
      Chair: Lionel Sims
  14:00 - 14:20 Jesús Galindo Trejo The calendrical period of 13 days as a basis to explain the solar orientation of architectural structures in Mesoamerica
  14:20 - 14:40 Stanislaw Iwaniszewski The use of the Palenque ratio in the Lunar Series as a means to preserve the legitimacy of the ruling dynasty of the Palenque kingdom
  14:40 - 15:00 Ivan Sprajc  Solar alignments and observational techniques in Mesoamerica
  15:00 - 15:20 Hasso Hohmann Calendar House at Copan? Significant orientations of structures in the Sepulturas region
  15:20 - 15:40 Carlos Eduardo Barrera Atuesta Harmonic Cycles and Symmetric Time Structures in Mesoamerican Architecture
  15:40 - 16:00 Javier Mejuto and E. Rodas Tolupan Universe: A Mesoamerican cosmovision
  16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break  
      Chair:  Simone De Angelis
  16:30 - 16:50 Manuela Incerti, Stefania Iurilli The astrological cycle of Schifanoia: the complexity of content through digital representation
  16:50 - 17:10 Isabella Leone, F. Meddi, S. Gaudenzi, F. Carnevale, V.F. Polcaro Diachronic evolution of the orientation of the early Christian and medieval churches of Rome
  17:10 - 17:30 Nikolaos Ragkos Intellectual transformations during Renaissance - The change of worldview - Impacts on the architectural thought and creation in the Czech lands during 16th and early 17th century
  17:30 - 17:50 Eva Spinazzè  The orientation of Roman centuriations. Disposition of Christian medieval sacred buildings inside the Roman centuria situated in Northern Italy
  19:00 - 21:00 Reception by the Govenor of Styria (Orangerie)  
Sa     Chair: Mary Blomberg
  9:00 - 9:35 Hermann Hunger Celestial regularity as a basis oftime reckoning
  9:35 - 9:55 Susanne M Hoffmann, Manfred Krebernik Harmony and symmetry: The Planetarium Babylonicum of MUL.APIN 
  9:55 - 10:15 Vance Tiede Ziggurats of Mesopotamia: An Astro-Archaeological Analysis
  10:15 - 10:35 Steven R. Gullberg, Andrew M. Munro A Cultural Comparison of Dark Sky Constellations
  10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
      Chair: Fabio Silva
  11:00 - 11:20 Juan Antonio Belmonte, Andrea Rodríguez Antón, A. César González-García On the orientation of Roman cities in the Illyrian coast: a statistical and comparative study
  11:20 - 11:40 Aleksandra Bajić, Hristivoje Pavlović The summer solstice Sun in Lepenski Vir
  11:40 - 12:00 Karine Dilanian "Harmonices Mundi" by Johannes Kepler and Georg Kraft’s prediction for ice drift on the Neva River in 1732
  12:00 - 13:40 Lunch  
      Chair: Nick Campion
  13:40 - 14:00 Harald Gropp The Gregorian calendar in Austria and Johannes Kepler
  14:00 - 14:20 Sonja Draxler and Max E. Lippitsch Astronomical Treasures in Stift Rein
  14:20 - 14:40 Steven R. Gullberg  Notes from the IAU Working Group  for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture
  14:40 - 15:20 Coffee Break  
  15:20 - 16:45 Round Table: Frank R.M.; Iwaniszewski, S; Malville K.; López A.M., Silva F. The Ontological Turn in Anthropology and Archaeology and Ist Importance for Cultural Astronomy
  16:45 - 17:00 Closing the Conference  
  19:00 - 22:00 Conference Dinner  
  Poster presentations    
  Poster 1 Aleksandra Bajić and Milan S. Dimitrijević Archaeoastronomical investigation of Felix Romuliana
  Poster 2 Bruno P. Besser,  M.Y. Boudjada, M.E. Lippitsch, and S. Draxler Graz and Kepler - working, living, and commemoration
  Poster 3 Jadran Kale  Sky as the cultural landscape
  Poster 4 Heller Frédéric, Silvia Motta, Adriano Gaspani The case of the enclosure burials of Bonlez (Belgium): an archaeoastronomical analysis
  Poster 5 George Latura  'Child of Earth & Starry Sky' – Orphic/Bacchic Gold Lamellae
  Poster 6 George Latura & Sepp Rothwangl In Harmony with the Cosmos: Of Calendars & Priests 
  Poster 7 Deborah Kala Perkins The Universe Isn’t Silent: Electroacoustic Ensembles with Life 2.0
  Poster 8 Arturo Morales Blanco, Alejandro Aguilar Zeleny, Julio Saucedo Morales, Raul Perez-Enriquez, and Jesus Galindo Trejo Identification of Seris’ Constellations from Memory and Experience
  Poster 9 Raposo-Pulido V., Cerdeño Serrano M.L., Rodriguez Caderot M.G., Baquedano Beltrán M. I. and Mejuto, J. Building a robust methodologyin archaeoastronomy
  Poster 10 Marilyn Gottlieb-Roberts Rembrandt and the Telescope
  Poster 11 Sepp Rothwangl  A Vulva-like Rock Sculpture at Externsteine/Germany and Fullmoon as Indication for Sexual Rituals
  Poster 12 Penka Maglova, Alexey Stoev and Mina Spasova Eneolithic solar calendar in the Magura cave near the village of Rabisha, Belogradchikmunicipality, Bulgaria
  Poster 13 Penka Maglova Development over time and astronomical orientations of the Demir Baba teke near the village of Sveshtari, Bulgaria
  Poster 14 Marc Türler A calendrical interpretation of spirals in Irish megalithic art
  Poster 15 Astrid Wokke Astronomy in the northern Bronze Age. The ring patterns on the women´s belt plates astonomically/geometrically analyzed
  Poster 16 Mariusz Ziółkowski, Maciej Sobczyk A 17th century "Mountain Calendar" from Zywiec (Poland): an erudite's invention or a local Mountaineers' tradition?
  Poster 17 Stefano Spagocci and Adriano Gaspani Archaeoastronomical stratigraphy: Investigstions on a cisalpine celtic enclosure





Post-Conference Tour: Stift Rein, Georgibergkirche and Teufelstein

Sunday, 2.9.2018: 9:00 - 19:00

The costs are 60 - 80 Euros, depending on the number of participants.


Good footwear is necessary; about 15 - 20 min to walk

A car with 4-wheel-drive is available, if someone cannot walk.


We will visit:

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