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11. The origin of the sacred 260 day calendar of the early Mesoamerican civilisations: a hypothesis [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2001:1 (Apr 2001) Home | Issue Contents The origin of the sacred 260 day calendar of the early Mesoamerican civilisations: a hypothesis by Bob Johnson Summary The Maya were obsessed with cycles of time, but the sacred cycle' of 260 days has no known relationship to naturally occurring cycles of our era. By combining the welldocumented old year of 360 days and a hypothetical period of orbital revolution for Venus of 260 days into a new calendar round, a simple means of predicting the appearances of the planet is generated. Evidence for the assumption of a 360 day year and changes in the period of Venus are presented in support ...
12. Velikovsky's 360 days/year calendar [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1996:2 (Feb 1997) Home | Issue Contents Newsgroups: sci.archaeology Velikovsky's 360 days/year calendar From: Ykon, email@example.com Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 13:45:40 + 0900 Recently I've read Japanese translation of the "Fingerprint of the Gods". I was felt this is very interesting readings. And also I thought arguments in this book is something look like Velikovsky's "World in Collision". I hardly say which part is same but they are same kind of thinking on ancient catastrophic event such as "Water Flood" myth. I know Velikovsky's argument is very dangerous ...
13. More Problems with Sothic Dating [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 2001:1 (Apr 2001) Home | Issue Contents More Problems with Sothic Dating Jesse E. Lasken Summary This paper is a follow-up to the paper in C&CR 1999:2 Sothic Dating: the Shameless Enterprise'. Contrary to the assumptions of Sothic dating, as late as the Persian period the Egyptians were actually using a calendar that was 41 days ahead of the calendar Sothic dating posits. Geminus and P. Paris 1 have been misused, and, based on more detailed analysis of the documents. There is also a correction to the earlier explanation given for the matches achieved by Porten using the Sothic dating calendar and the Babylonian calendar for double-dated documents from Elephantine ...
14. Lifting 'Bickerman's veil' [Journals] [SIS Review]
... It also attempts to answer the questions Just how long a period does "Bickerman's veil" cover? ' and Where does the period covered by the "veil" lie? ' Lifting the first veil'The paradox revealed Bickerman starts on page 10 by introducing us to the paradox behind the veil' with the following description of the Julian calendar reform. For practical reasons, a calendar year must be made up of integral days. In reforming the Roman calendar, C. Julius Caesar established a year of 365 days with an added bissextile' day every four years to account for the difference between the solar and the common civil year. Thus, four Julian years equal 1461 ...
15. The Mosaic Calendar and the Sabbath [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon V:3 (Dec 1998) Home | Issue Contents The Mosaic Calendar and the Sabbath by Eric Aitchison If Immanuel Velikovsky was obsessed with proving Biblical accuracy, as many of his detractors assert, and should such have been his intention, there is ample evidence for a changed year length within the Old Testament. I do not wish to be seen as a Biblical fundamentalist but, in this context, I am prepared to acknowledge that a nation in its early impressionable years could create a calendar system which it saw as the direct result of God's instruction to Moses. The population of Egypt was subservient to the priestly caste who calculated the calendar or, in ...
16. Historical Day Cycles and Ancient Calendars (Forum) [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon VI:6 (Dec 2001) Home | Issue Contents Forum Historical Day Cycles and Ancient Calendars Eric Aitchison From North Lambton, Australia, writes: The recent offering from Roger Ashton on the Egyptian cycle of 320 days [1 ] has stirred my interest. I have long cherished the concept that Velikovsky was incorrect in his claim of an increase in the length of the year from 360 to 365.25 days circa 687 BC. Thus, in 1995, I volunteered to give a short paper at the Braziers Conference under the auspices of the British Society for Interdisciplinary Studies. [2 ] Subsequent to that presentation, the paper was expanded to contain the ...
17. An Evaluation of the Practical Operation of the Stonehenge Calendar [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. XI No. 1 (Fall 1985) Home | Issue Contents An Evaluation of the Practical Operation of the Stonehenge Calendar Benjamin A. Bosher I found Alban Wall's paper, "A Calendric View of Stonehenge" (KRONOS VIII:2 , Winter 1983, pp. 35-46), to be a well thought-out solution that the functional use of Stonehenge was that of an accurate solar and lunar calendar. His explanation of the use of the horseshoe of 19 Bluestones to keep track of the 19-year cycle adds significantly to the search for the full solution to the riddle of Stonehenge, as does his explanation of the five Trilithons to divide the lunar month into ...
18. Sun, Moon, and Sothis: A Study of Calendars and Calendar Reforms in Ancient Egypt by Lynn E. Rose [Journals] [Aeon]
... From: Aeon V:5 (Jan 2000) Home | Issue Contents Sun, Moon, and Sothis: A Study of Calendars and Calendar Reforms in Ancient Egypt by Lynn E. Rose (Kronos Press: Deerfield Beach, Florida 1999) Reviewed by Frederic Jueneman This book isn't for everyone, as it heavily concentrates on the minutiae of calendrical detail that perhaps only a mathematician or historical specialist in such matters could fully appreciate or even conditionally respect. It is, without doubt, a superbly scholarly book. But what a hoot! I don't believe that I've ever read a book quite like this one, only half understanding what the author has to offer, but nevertheless ...
19. Ancient Calendars [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1988 No 2 (Jan 1989) Home | Issue Contents Ancient Calendars by Dick Atkinson a criticism of the Rene Gallant talk extract in C & C Workshop 1987:1 M Gallant covers a lot of ground. Part of his talk reflects the Thom/Hawkins/Hoyle attitude to supposed megalithic astronomy. Another area dealt with is the history of calendars. The third aspect is the supposed light thrown on catastrophic theories by ancient calendars. It is suggested that calendars were needed for four purposes, roughly: agricultural, religious, administrative and historical. The agricultural requirement' is often alluded to but rarely examined. Gallant speaks vaguely of the ...
20. Limitations of Astronomical Dating Methods* [Journals] [Kronos]
... a given location, so also it is possible to calculate backwards and determine the exact time and location of eclipses of the past. Hence, if a record of antiquity associates an eclipse with some specific historical event or with some specific year of a king's reign, it is then theoretically possible to date that event in terms of the present calendar or of any other calendar which has a proven relationship to the presently used calendar. It might be expected that with such a tool at our disposal, the last difficulties in setting up the broad and general outlines of the chronology of the ancient world would be removed. This has obviously not been the case, or there would be ...
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