The Resource Mysteries of the Hopewell : astronomers, geometers, and magicians of the eastern woodlands, William F. Romain, (electronic resource)

Mysteries of the Hopewell : astronomers, geometers, and magicians of the eastern woodlands, William F. Romain, (electronic resource)

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Mysteries of the Hopewell : astronomers, geometers, and magicians of the eastern woodlands
Title
Mysteries of the Hopewell
Title remainder
astronomers, geometers, and magicians of the eastern woodlands
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William F. Romain
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eng
Summary
Buried beneath today's Midwestern towns, under several layers of earth and the accumulated debris of two thousand years, are the clues to an ancient mystery. A Native American people, now known as the Hopewell, lived and worked these lands, building earthworks which in some instances dwarf the ruins at Stonehenge. More significantly, these mammoth earthworks were built in different geometric shapes, using a standard unit of measure and aligned to the cycles of the sun and the moon. Using the foundation of existing scholarship, Mysteries of the Hopewell presents new discoveries showing the accomplishments of the Mound Builders in astronomy, geometry, measurement, and counting. William Romain then goes one step further to theorize why generations of people toiled to move millions of tons of earth to form these precise structures, joining the ranks of the Egyptians, Mayans, Greeks, Chinese, and other advanced ancient cultures. William Romain's Mysteries of the Hopewell will appeal to many readers, including anthropologists, mathematicians, and historians, but perhaps especially to readers curious about ancient cultures and seeking explanations for these magnificent earthen structures
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TEFOD
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977.1/01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.H69
LC item number
R65 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Series on Ohio history and culture
Mysteries of the Hopewell : astronomers, geometers, and magicians of the eastern woodlands, William F. Romain, (electronic resource)
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Mysteries of the Hopewell : astronomers, geometers, and magicians of the eastern woodlands, William F. Romain, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-268) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Sacred Ceremonies
  • The Serpent Mound
  • Physical Parameters
  • The Enchanted Valley
  • Sacred Geometry
  • Measuring and Counting
  • Hopewell Astronomy
  • Azimuths to the Otherworld
  • The Hopewell Worldview
  • Symbols of Earth and Sky
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ocn688506422
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1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 272 p.)
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online
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9781935603252
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(electronic bk.)
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ill.
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not applicable
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remote

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