These are photo essays which I have created but have not
been published.If you are interesting
in publishing or reproducing any information you find on these pages please
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preliminary field site investigation on Tunisia a visit to the Bardo Museum revealed a zodiac
floor mosaic from the 2nd Century.This floor mosaic is similar to those uncovered at several
sites in Israel.I was able
to travel to Israel to study this further.
In collaboration with the Center for Middle East
Studies (CMES) at the University of
Arizona, I gave a presentation to K-12 teachers from the Tuscson Unified School
District.The teachers were part
of a Fulbright-Hays
funded project to teach them about Morocco. As part of the project, they traveled to Morocco. This presentation can serve as a simple lesson plan on astronomy and culture. Images from the teachers' trip to Morocco in 2002 have been added to the presentation. This presentation is copyrighted and can only be used for educational purposes so email me for permission before using it.
"Indigenous Uses of Astronomy" with Steve McCluskey and Clive Ruggles in ICOMOS-IAU Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the Context of the World Heritage Convention: A Thematic Study, 2010, p. 65 - 71.
J. C. Holbrook.
"The Naming of Celestial Objects in African Astronomy" in the Africa Rising: A Journey Through Africana Studies column of the Louisiana Weekly, Page 2, Sec. B. Three newspaper pages, October 21-October 27, 2002. October 28 - November 3, 2002, November 4 - November 10, 2002.
A radio interview with Jarita Holbrook and Keith Snedegar in Italian on Radio3Scienza . Mine starts about 20 minutes into the interview.
Laurel Brown's Kerkennah Astronomy paper published in Mercury Magazine. Click Here.
Poarche Hick's Akan Calendar Powerpoint presentation. Click Here. She relies a lot on the Phil Bartle article found at http://www.scn.org/rdi/kw-40.htm.
I usually supervise two student projects a year and sometimes take students into the field with me. Students, with my guidance, are responsible for securing their own research funding for travel and summer stipends. Thus far NASA, Pew, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Honor's College and the Social and Behavioral Science Research Institute (SBSRI) have funded their work. Below are a few project ideas.
A history of the NASA Tracking Station in Dakar, Senegal. Or NASA facilities in Africa in general.
Projects utilizing the Kuiper Archives which are housed in Special Collections at the University of Arizona.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0003234 and No. 0233967. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.