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The measure and meaning of time in Mesoamerica and the Andes

Author: Anthony F Aveni
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, [2015]
Series: Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian symposia and colloquia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Measure and Meaning of Time in Mesoamerica and the Andes brings together specialists in anthropology, archaeology, art history, calendrics and astronomy, and the history of science to contemplate concrete and abstract temporal concepts gleaned from the ancient and contemporary cultures of the Central Mexicans, Mayans, and Andeans. Contributors first address how people reckon and register time; they compare the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F Aveni
ISBN: 9780884024033 0884024032
OCLC Number: 892620221
Notes: "Volume based on papers presented at the Pre-Columbian studies symposium The Measure and Meaning of Time in the Americas, held at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., on October 5-6, 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Timely themes : an introduction to the measure and meaning of time in Mesoamerica and the Andes / Anthony F. Aveni --
From counting down to counting out : on the relationship between apocalyptic and normal time in the Western passion for precise time measurement / Richard Landes --
Part I. Sensing pre-Columbian time --
Ecumene time, anecumene time : proposal of a paradigm / Alfredo López Austin --
When pre-sunrise beings inhabit a post-sunrise world : time, animate objects, and contemporary Tz'utujil Maya ritual practitioners / Linda A. Brown --
"To put in order" : classic Maya concepts of time and space / Markus Eberl --
Understanding time, space, and social organization in the Inca Ceque system of Cuzco / Anthony F. Aveni --
Space and time in the architecture of Inca royal estates / Stella Nair --
Time and the other : the early colonial mythohistorical landscapes of the Huarochiri manuscript / Jalh Dulanto --
Part II. Registering pre-Columbian time --
Linearity and cyclicity in pre-Columbian Maya time reckoning / Victoria R. Bricker and Harvey M. Bricker --
Divine reckoning : the calendrical ground of Mexican dynastic imagery / William L. Barnes --
Ages of the world in the Andes / Juan M. Ossio A. --
Refounding the house : time, politics, and metallogenesis in a colonial Aymara coat of arms / Tristan Platt --
Of calendars and computers : comparing Mesoamerica and Bali / John Monaghan --
An overview of "the measure and meaning of time in Mesoamerica and the Andes" / Anthony F. Aveni.
Series Title: Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian symposia and colloquia.
Responsibility: Anthony F. Aveni, editor.

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"The Measure and Meaning of Time in Mesoamerica and the Andes brings together specialists in anthropology, archaeology, art history, calendrics and astronomy, and the history of science to contemplate concrete and abstract temporal concepts gleaned from the ancient and contemporary cultures of the Central Mexicans, Mayans, and Andeans. Contributors first address how people reckon and register time; they compare the western linear, progressive way of knowing time with the largely cyclic notions of temporality derived from the Americas, and they dissect, explain, and explore the origins of the complex dynastic and ritual calendars of the Maya, Inca, and Aztecs. They subsequently consider how people sense time and its moral dimensions. Time becomes an inescapable feature of the process of perception, an entity that occupies a succession of moments rather than the knife-edge present ingrained in our Western minds."--

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