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Orientation of Bronze Age Mounds in Mongolian Altai Mountains

AuthorsDal Zovo, Cecilia CSIC ORCID ; González-García, A. César CSIC ORCID ; Seoane-Veiga, Yolanda CSIC
KeywordsCalendar, Lunistice
Mongolian archaeoastronomy
Khirigsuur mounds
Issue Date2014
PublisherUniversity of the Aegean
CitationMediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 14(3): 223-232 (2014)
AbstractThis article presents the results of an archaeoastronomical study on the orientation of the prehistoric funerary mounds of the Ikh Bogd Uul Mountain, in the easternmost Mongolian Altai mountain range. After introducing the results of the measurements taken in the field, we hypothesise that the localisation patt ern of mounds could be connected to an alignment with a specific mountaintop that is visible in the south eastern horizon, in coincidence with a specific lunar event: the southern major lunistice. In order to build a significant interpretative framework, we also examine several folk rituals from Central Asia that could be associated with the Mongolian traditional lunar calendar, as well as other moon-related celebrations.
Identifiersissn: 1108-9628
e-issn: 2241-8121
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