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Skywatchers: A Revised and Updated Version of Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico

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Publisher Comments:

From reviews of the first edition: . . . a clear, well-written introduction to archaeoastronomy that should be on the shelf of anyone interested in the subject.--Archaeology

. . . a splendid book, interesting both as science and as history.--Sky and Telescope

. . . a well-written, stimulating, and excellently illustrated book. Buy it or borrow it!--Archaeoastronomy

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 culture The connections between Precolumbian religion, astrology, and scientific, quantitative astronomy The relationship between Highland Mexico and the world of the Maya and the state of Pan-American scientific practices The use of personal computer software for computing astronomical data

With 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.

Synopsis:

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.<P>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: <BR>-- The study of Mesoamerican time and calendrical systems and their unprecedented continuity in contemporary Mesoamerican culture<BR>-- The connections between Precolumbian religion, astrology, and scientific, quantitative astronomy<BR>-- The relationship between Highland Mexico and the world of the Maya and the state of Pan-American scientific practices<BR>-- The use of personal computer software for computing astronomical data<P>With 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.<P>Winner of several teaching awards, including National Professor of the Year from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Anthony F. Aveni is the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292705029
Author:
Aveni, Anthony F.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Author:
Aveni, Anthony F.
Location:
Austin
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Maya astronomy
Subject:
Indian astronomy
Subject:
Archaeoastronomy.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Indian astronomy -- Mexico.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
423
Dimensions:
9.92x7.06x.90 in. 2.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.<P>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: <BR>-- The study of Mesoamerican time and calendrical systems and their unprecedented continuity in contemporary Mesoamerican culture<BR>-- The connections between Precolumbian religion, astrology, and scientific, quantitative astronomy<BR>-- The relationship between Highland Mexico and the world of the Maya and the state of Pan-American scientific practices<BR>-- The use of personal computer software for computing astronomical data<P>With 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.<P>Winner of several teaching awards, including National Professor of the Year from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Anthony F. Aveni is the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University in upstate New York.
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