Gnomon of Solar Hours Calendars—The Ancient Instrument of Orientation in Space-Time, a Key of a Labyrinth and a Basis of Modeling of the World

Alina PARANINA, Roman PARANIN

Abstract


The article presents the author's concepts of labyrinth-gnomon and information modeling of the world, based on the leading role of solar navigation (orientation in space-time by the sun). The concept was developed in the course of comprehensive research on the main patterns of use of information resources (semiotics) during the exploration of nature of geographical space by humans. The objects of study were the monuments of ancient material culture of European Russia and Southern Siberia. The applied field research methods (survey, description, observation, work with maps) and Earth remote sensing, as well as methods of mathematical, conceptual modeling and mapping. Theoretical analysis is based on the theory of reflection and systemic and chorological approach, methodological statements of historical geography by V.I. Paranin [1,2].

Keywords


Gnomon, Orientation in Space-Time, Labyrinth, Modeling, Information.


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/etmi2016/11186

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