This contribution aims at testing the “cognitive” approach of modern Archaeoastronomy, adhering strictly to the archaeological record and chronology, in this favorable study case where the location of precincts, cavities and ritual structures seem to obey to a systematic order. The analysis is carried out with the help of a recently assembled, complete survey based on geo-referenced GIS and LIDAR techniques. As is well known, among several ancient cultures, fundamental religious concepts - like e.g. a geometrical division of the cosmos and/or the existence of sacred regions in the sky - were “reflected” in architecture by applying geometrical rules and astronomical alignments in the design of temples and urban plans. Further, conceptual criteria were sometimes applied also in planning the relationship of a site with the surrounding landscape, or even in the very choice of the site itself.

ASTRONOMY, GEOMETRY AND ETRUSCAN RITUAL

BORTOLOTTO, SUSANNA;MAGLI, GIULIO
2012

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This contribution aims at testing the “cognitive” approach of modern Archaeoastronomy, adhering strictly to the archaeological record and chronology, in this favorable study case where the location of precincts, cavities and ritual structures seem to obey to a systematic order. The analysis is carried out with the help of a recently assembled, complete survey based on geo-referenced GIS and LIDAR techniques. As is well known, among several ancient cultures, fundamental religious concepts - like e.g. a geometrical division of the cosmos and/or the existence of sacred regions in the sky - were “reflected” in architecture by applying geometrical rules and astronomical alignments in the design of temples and urban plans. Further, conceptual criteria were sometimes applied also in planning the relationship of a site with the surrounding landscape, or even in the very choice of the site itself.
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