Meteors and meteorites in the ancient Near East by Judith Kingston Bjorkman

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Published by Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University in Tempe .

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  • Meteors.,
  • Meteorites -- Middle East.,
  • Astronomy, Ancient.

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StatementJudith Kingston Bjorkman.
SeriesPublication - Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University ;, no. 12, Publication (Arizona State University. Center for Meteorite Studies) ;, no. 12.
LC ClassificationsQB755 .A75 no. 12, QB741 .A75 no. 12
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 91-132 p. :
Number of Pages132
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Open LibraryOL5237180M
LC Control Number75308010

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Tempe: Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Judith Kingston Bjorkman. Cuneiform textual and archaeological evidence for Ancient Near Eastern meteors and meteorites.

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Journal: Meteoritics, volume 8, number 2, page. The book is both a guide to observing meteors and a practical handbook for meteorite hunters. Abundant information on locating, preparing, and analyzing meteorites is presented. The work’s comprehensive treatment, fine color illustrations, and accessibility to a wide audience were winning points in the selection committee’s by:   Sometimes these different sources can be correlated, which has allowed astronomers to track, for example, the impact of Halley’s comet on ancient societies both east and west.

These sources have also been used to find the first recorded observation of the Perseid meteor shower as a specific event, in Han Chinese records of 36 : Ancient-Origins. from Meteorite Website Throughout the ages, meteorites were venerated as sacred objects by different cultures and ancient civilizations.

The spectacular fall of a meteorite, accompanied by light and sound phenomena, such as falling stars, smoke, thunder, and sonic booms, has always kindled the human imagination, evoking fear and awe in everyone who witnesses such an event.

The statue could well have been forged with remains gathered from the impact site. This means that ancient peoples of the region were exploring the site of the Chinga Meteorite over a thousand years before modern researchers discovered it in ; and may even have witnessed the meteorite's descent.

A meteor, known colloquially as a shooting star or falling star, is the visible passage of a glowing meteoroid, micrometeoroid, comet or asteroid through Earth's atmosphere, after being heated to incandescence by collisions with air molecules in the upper atmosphere, creating a streak of light via its rapid motion and sometimes also by shedding glowing material in its wake.

Meteoroids are objects in space that range in size from dust grains to small asteroids. Think of them as “space rocks." When meteoroids enter Earth’s atmosphere (or that of another planet, like Mars) at high speed and burn up, the fireballs or “shooting stars” are called meteors.

When a meteoroid survives a trip through the atmosphere and hits the ground, it’s called a meteorite. From the Hopewell culture in the eastern United States to the Indians in the American Southwest and northern Mexico, meteorites have been found on these ancient sites.

Much like meteorite hunters. SCIENTISTS have found the first evidence that a devastating meteor impact in the Middle East might have triggered the mysterious collapse of civilisations more than 4, years ago.

Ancient Origins articles related to meteorite in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. (Page of tag meteorite).

Meteor Showers. Several meteors per hour can usually be seen on any given night. When there are lots more meteors, you’re watching a meteor shower. Some meteor showers occur annually or at regular intervals as the Earth passes through the trail of dusty debris left by a.

Your first book is Meteorites by Robert Hutchison. This is the core textbook for someone who is wanting to get into meteorite research professionally, so that could be an undergraduate student who’s got a project, or a post-graduate who is looking at meteorites to study.

It’s a fantastic book. - Comets and meteors have fascinated the human race since they were first spotted in the night without science and space exploration to aid understanding of what these chunks of rock and ice are, ancient cultures often turned to myth and legend to explain them.

Meteoric iron, sometimes meteoritic iron, is a native metal and early-universe protoplanetary-disk remnant found in meteorites and made from the elements iron and nickel mainly in the form of the mineral phases kamacite and taenite.

Meteoric iron makes up the bulk of iron meteorites but is also found in other meteorites. Apart from minor amounts of telluric iron, meteoric iron is the only Category: Native element mineral. Slightly less savoury meteor myths included those of The Swabians in Germany who thought that meteors signalled a year of good fortune – unless you saw three meteors in one night, in which case death was upon you.

Some ancient cultures believed meteors to be a display of anger from their gods. The chunk that has survived its fiery journey is called a meteorite. A small body starts its life as a meteoroid floating through space between the planets until it makes a bright streak of light in Earth’s atmosphere as a meteor and then, if it isn’t consumed by frictional heating, finally lands on the ground as a meteorite.

From the late Neolithic era to the Bronze Age, ancient Eastern Mediterranean cultures used iron infrequently. The existence of smelted iron objects during this period has been shown to be uncommon or rare, and believed to have been produced from the ore found in meteors.

However, iron working methods and iron's uses, and its dispersion and circulation within prehistoric societies, are contentious issues. Ancient artifacts of iron have been found in several areas of the Middle East and even among the grave goods of King Tutankhamen.

Many of these items are known to be made of meteorite iron because the structure of the metal and its nickel content prove that it is not from a terrestrial iron ore. A meteorite may have hit the surface of the Earth about 56 million years ago, raining debris for hundreds of miles across the Atlantic Ocean and what is now the East Coast of the U.S.

About Exploring Meteorite Mysteries Teachers and scientists designed this book to engage students in inquiry science and to extend science with interdisciplinary connections. The study of meteorites provides a unifying theme that links almost every aspect of Earth and planetary science with mathematics, physics, chemistry and even biology.

As outlined by researcher Judith Kingston Bjorkman in a article, “Meteors and Meteorites in the Ancient Near East,” many of these descriptions were Author: Vittoria Traverso.

American Meteorite Lab. Another small information book put out by Nininger in a two part series. One deals with large impacts on the Earth including the Siberian fall. The other deals with meteors and meteorites telling the reader what they are and where they come from.

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A “cold find” is a meteorite find in an area where meteorites have not previously been recovered or observed. Evidence for such hits are the meteorite craters, of which an especially good example is located near the Cañon Diablo in Arizona.

Another meteor crater in the United States is a rather old crater near Odessa, Tex. A large number of others are known, especially in eastern Canada; and for many “probables,” meteoric origin has now been proved.

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for those viewing from the northern hemisphere and 3 for those located south of the equator. For morning observers, the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 14 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).

Meteor Activity Outlook for JanuaryDuring this period the moon will reach its first quarter phase on Monday January 14th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local standard time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes.

Meteors and meteorites have had a prominent place among ancient, Medieval and even present day cultures around the world in the realms of magic, mysticism, religion, ceremony and science. In support of such a statement, meteorites, the only surviv.

Meteorites. Meteorites are something that we all can see because they are the ones that crash down to Earth. For example, the Barringer Crater in Arizona is an old artifact from a stony meteorite.

Stony meteors like this one are the most abundant. We know this from all the meteorites that we count in the ice of Antarctica. Meteors are meteoroids that get pulled into Earth's atmosphere by Earth's gravity.

When a meteor hits the atmosphere it will heat up and burn with a bright streak of light called a "falling star" or a "shooting star." If several meteors occur at the same time and near the same place in the sky, it is called a meteor.

Zoll discusses the two meteorite sites in a book to be published this fall, Ancient Astronomy of Central Arizona. But he urged more professional investigation of the topic. Winona village ruins have not been studied since the s, he said, and the square encampment at.

Meteorite with crystalline Widmanstatten patterns Unusual beautiful iron meteorite Iron and Stoney Meteorites.

Iron and stony meteorites are iron with stony inclusions. Pallasites are a rare type of stony-iron meteorite, consisting of olivine grains embedded in an iron-nickle metal matrix. The mineral olivine (peridot) is a magnesium iron silicate.

Beginning with the history of meteorite study in the 's. By the time the book ends there are pictures of meteorites which landed only months ago.

All the important topics of meteorites are covered, including meteorite hunting, impact craters and impact rocks, meteorite classifications, tektites, and much more.Stone Meteorites. The largest group of meteorites is the stones, and they once formed part of the outer crust of a planet or asteroid.

Many stone meteorites-particularly those that have been on the surface of our planet for an extended period of time-frequently look much like terrestrial rocks, and it can take a skilled eye to spot them when meteorite hunting in the field.

Though it retains an ancient Greek name, we now know that the arrival of the Perseid meteor shower every August is actually the Earth’s orbit .

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