Skywatchers by Anthony Aveni
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A Revised and Updated Version of Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico 2nd

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Skywatchers by Anthony Aveni

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Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico helped establish the field of archaeoastronomy, and it remains the standard introduction to this subject. Combining basic astronomy with archaeological and ethnological data, it presented a readable and entertaining synthesis of all that was known of ancient astronomy in the western hemisphere as of 1980.In this revised edition, Anthony Aveni draws on his own and others' discoveries of the past twenty years to bring the Skywatchers story up to the present. He offers new data and interpretations in many areas, including: The study of Mesoamerican time and calendrical systems and their unprecedented continuity in contemporary Mesoamerican cultureThe connections between Precolumbian religion, astrology, and scientific, quantitative astronomyThe relationship between Highland Mexico and the world of the Maya and the state of Pan-American scientific practicesThe use of personal computer software for computing astronomical dataWith this updated information, Skywatchers will serve a new generation of general and scholarly readers and will be useful in courses on archaeoastronomy, astronomy, history of astronomy, history of science, anthropology, archaeology, and world religions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780292705029
ISBN-10: 0292705026
Format: Paperback
(252mm x 179mm x 23mm)
Pages: 423
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Country of Publication: United States

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