The Mesopotamian Origin of Early Indian Mathematical Astronomy

  title={The Mesopotamian Origin of Early Indian Mathematical Astronomy},
  author={D. Pingree},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={1 - 12}
  • D. Pingree
  • Published 1973
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
  • (ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)In this paper I intend to advance and offer evidence in support of an hypothesis concerning the dependence of the mathematical astronomy of the Jyotifavedâftga on Mesopotamian science of the Achaemenid period.1 I believe that the evidence in support of the theory that some elements of early Indian astronomy are derived from Mesopotamia is overwhelming, and that the evidence for the rest of my hypothetical reconstruction is persuasive. But I must enter a… CONTINUE READING
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