Crystals in the Sky: An Intellectual Odyssey Involving Chumash Astronomy, Cosmology and Rock Art Ballena Press Anthropological Papers No. 10
1978. First printing. Paperback. pp. 163. 4to. Frontispiece photo, figures. Light edgewear, contents clean and unmarked, spine creased to fall open at p. 118; very good. Foreword by Anthony F. Aveni. Illustrated by Campbell Grant. Scarce! "a foray into the mental workings of a Native American culture. Unlike many studies of ancient cosmology, it draws upon data gleaned both from the material sciences and from the rich ethnographic background of the California Indians. The fusion of the disciplines of the two authors, anthropologist and astronomer, coupled with the thoroughness, objectivity and modesty of their inquiry, guarantees the reader the best glimpse he can ever hope to attain of a people long since washed from our view by the Spanish wave of terror.
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Keywords: Anthropologe; astronomy; culture; Chumash; natural history; american indians