11. "Sun Marker": A Laboratory for Experiential Cultural Astronomy

From the Ground to the Sky - Ten Years of Skyscape Archaeology - Fabio Silva

Angela M Richman [+-]
National Park Service
Communication Specialist, Climate Change Response Program
Von Del Chamberlain
Utah Valley University
Joe Pachak
Archaeological Consultant

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A modern sculpture in Utah that reflects the connection between landscape and skyscape is described by Angela M. Richman, Von Del Chamberlain and Joe Pachak. Artist Joe Pachak studied the Ancestral Puebloan culture and traditions relating to the movements of the Sun, Moon and stars to create the sculpture called Sun Marker to demonstrate light and shadow effects on recreated rock art images at the equinoxes and solstices. Their chapter tells the story of this sculpture and how it has helped formulate vital research questions for cultural astronomers.

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Richman, Angela; Chamberlain, Von Del; Pachak, Joe. 11. "Sun Marker": A Laboratory for Experiential Cultural Astronomy. From the Ground to the Sky - Ten Years of Skyscape Archaeology. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2024. ISBN 9781800505186. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=45066. Date accessed: 16 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.45066. Oct 2024

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