Archaeoastronomy in the Ancient Americas

  title={Archaeoastronomy in the Ancient Americas},
  author={Anthony Francis Aveni},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  • A. Aveni
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Physics
  • Journal of Archaeological Research
Since its popular resurgence in the 1960s, the interdisciplinary field of archaeoastronomy, which seeks evidence from the written as well as the unwritten record to shed light on the nature and practice of astronomy and timekeeping in ancient civilizations, has made ever-increasing significant use of the archaeological record. This essay briefly touches on the origin and history of these developments, discusses the methodology of archaeoastronomy, and assesses its contributions via the… 
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