This is the 1st scholarly selection of articles thinking about the cultural astronomy of the African continent. It weaves jointly astronomy, anthropology, and Africa and it comprises African myths and legends concerning the sky, alignments to celestial our bodies chanced on at archaeological websites and at areas of worship, rock artwork with celestial imagery, and medical pondering printed in neighborhood astronomy traditions together with ethnomathematics and the production of calendars.
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