Philosophy - BallCourts & BallGames Continued Notes

Sites with courts having a particular mythological

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Unformatted text preview: cal level of the range of variation for Hohokam court orientations as a whole may mean that each orientation had a specific ideological or mythological referent (212) • Because the orientations vary through 180 degrees, the may have been related to an annual cycle of astronomical events (sun risings, star positions, and so on) (212) • Court orientation may then have been keyed to an annual progression of caledrical ceremonies designed to keep the universe moving smoothly through its annual cycle (212) • Not to say that each court was used only once a year, but only that its o...
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