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Native American astronomy

Author: Anthony F Aveni
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©1977.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Native American astronomy.
Austin : University of Texas Press, ©1977
(OCoLC)558060002
Online version:
Native American astronomy.
Austin : University of Texas Press, ©1977
(OCoLC)606525650
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F Aveni
ISBN: 0292755112 9780292755116
OCLC Number: 2968473
Notes: Edited versions of papers presented at a symposium held at Colgate University, 23-26 September 1975.
Description: xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Michael D. Coe --
Introduction / Anthony F. Aveni --
Concepts of positional astronomy employed in ancient Mesoamerican architecture / Anthony F. Aveni --
Mesoamerican calendrics as evidence of astronomical activity / Sharon L. Gibbs --
Astronomical signs in the codices Bodley and Selden / Horst Hartung --
Palenque: the house of the dying sun / Linda Schele --
Maya astronomical tables and inscriptions / David H. Kelley --
Current astronomical practices among the Maya / Judith A. Remington --
The date-reaching mechanism in the Venus table of the Dresden codex / Michael P. Closs --
Copan Altar Q: the Maya astronomical congress of A.D. 763? / John B. Carlson --
Ancient Maya architecture and planning: possibilities and limitations for astronomical studies / Horst Hartung --
Native astronomy and the Plains Caddoans / Waldo R. Wedel --
Medicine wheels and Plains Indian astronomy / John A. Eddy --
Rock art representations of the A.D. 1054 supernova: a progress report / John C. Brandt and Ray A. Williamson --
An examination of Miller's hypothesis / Dorothy Mayer --
Anasazi solar observatories / Ray A. Williamson, Howard J. Fisher, and Donnel O'Flynn --
The Inca calendar / R.T. Zuidema.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony F. Aveni.

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