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Estimating the Reliability of Digital Data Acquisition in Cultural Astronomy: The Case of Roman North Africa
Digital tools are increasingly used in cultural astronomy, so that it is now more important than ever to assess their precision and reliability, and to identify what uncertainties they may introduce. Expand
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Astronomy in Roman Urbanism: A Statistical Analysis of the Orientation of Roman Towns in the Iberian Peninsula
The work presented in this article is part of a wide-ranging and ambitious project, started few years ago, to study the role of astronomy in Roman urban layout. In particular, the main aim is toExpand
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Establishing a New Order: The Orientation of Roman Towns Built in the Age of Augustus
Urbanism in most areas of Western Europe occurred at the time of the Roman Empire when several hundred new towns were founded, notably under Augustus. Those towns were planned to incorporateExpand
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Determinación de orientaciones de ciudades romanas por medio de la varatio
espanolEn el presente articulo se aborda la tan debatida cuestion de las orientaciones de ciudades romanas combinando dos procedimientos: un analisis estadistico de las orientaciones de una muestraExpand
Equinox in Petra: Land- and Skyscape in the Nabataean Capital
In earlier works, we had shown the actual possibility that the Nabataeans had used the Equinox, or an astronomical event equivalent to this, as an important milestone to control the calendar,Expand
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Astronomy in towns? An archaeoastronomical approach to the Roman urbanism
Although the final definition of Archaeoastronomy is still under debate, what is clear is that this discipline offers a different approach to the knowledge of ancient cultures than traditionalExpand
Arabia Adquisita: The Romanization of the Nabataean Cultic Calendar and the Tannur ‘Zodiac’ Paradigm
One of the most fascinating and enigmatic pieces of evidence of Nabataean ingenuity is the so-called Zodiac of Khirbet et-Tannur (Jordan), found in a temple built at the mountain summit close toExpand
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The Uaratio and Its Possible Use in Roman Urban Planning to Obtain Astronomical Orientations
Several works have tried either to demonstrate or reject the notion that the orientation of the main axis of a Roman city was deliberate since its choice might add an extra sacred dimension to theExpand
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The OAS Project has been run with the support of the Spanish research funding agencies during the last dozen years. Within its framework, research on cultural astronomy has been developed for aExpand
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