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Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.

Nivel principiante

Aprox. 8 horas para completar

Sugerido: 2-3 hours/week...

Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English), Español (Spanish)

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1
1 hora para completar

Week 1

In this week we shall learn the basic tools which are needed for studying Archaeoastronomy. Essentially, this means learning Astronomy with the naked eye, since the ancients did not have telescopes, and becoming acquainted with a simple instrument - the magnetic compass - and amazing softwares: virtual globes and digital planetariums.

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5 videos (Total 25 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
The celestial coordinates and the apparent motion of the Sun6m
The constellations and the apparent motion of the stars6m
Precession and the reconstruction of ancient skies4m
Sightseeing with an archaeoastronomer's eye4m
1 lectura
Supplementary Course Text5m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Astronomy with the naked eye: how the ancients saw the sky15m
Semana
2
1 hora para completar

Week 2

The core of the course: understanding how astronomy, religion, and the management of power were connected in ancient cultures, and the way in which these connections are reflected in architecture and landscape since the Neolithic. At the end of the week we shall thus visit the places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Stonehenge and Newgrange.

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4 videos (Total 24 minutos), 1 quiz
4 videos
Archaeoastronomy in action: hierophanies and sacred landscapes6m
The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Stonehenge6m
The places where Archaeoastronomy was born: Newgrange4m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Astronomy, power and architecture15m
Semana
3
1 hora para completar

Week 3

An archaeoastronomical tour in a wonderful land: Egypt of the Pharaohs. We shall visit Khufu's (Cheops) Great Pyramid and assist to the spectacular hierophany which occurs every year at Giza at the summer solstice. Then, we shall move to the huge temple of Karnak at the winter solstice, to finally encounter the "heretic" king Akhenaten and the astronomy-related project of his new capital.

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5 videos (Total 30 minutos), 1 quiz
5 videos
The Great Pyramid and the stars6m
The horizon of Khufu7m
Karnak, Abu Simbel and the Egyptian calendar6m
The Amarna heresy and the horizon of the Aten5m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Ancient Egypt15m
Semana
4
1 hora para completar

Week 4

An introduction to pre-Columbian Archaeoastronomy, with key topics such as the Maya Calendar, the role of astronomy in Maya architecture, and the sacred space of the Incas at Cusco and Macchu Picchu.

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4 videos (Total 28 minutos), 1 quiz
4 videos
Chichen Itza and the Serpent Equinox7m
The Inca pillars of the Sun6m
Macchu Picchu4m
1 ejercicio de práctica
The Pre-Columbian world15m
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consiguió un beneficio tangible en su carrera profesional gracias a este curso

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Principales revisiones sobre Archaeoastronomy

por IIMar 3rd 2019

Amazingly made MOOC. Perhaps it feels a bit short in comparison to some of the others, but the material is well presented and the suggested readings give plenty of opportunity for further learning.

por DENov 10th 2017

It was a very interesting course, and had addressed the subject matter in an organized manner. It was challenging at times, but maintained my interest throughout the course.

Instructor

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Giulio Magli

Full Professor
Dept. of Mathematics

Acerca de Politecnico di Milano

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