Astronomy, Architecture, and Landscape in Prehispanic Mesoamerica

  title={Astronomy, Architecture, and Landscape in Prehispanic Mesoamerica},
  author={I. {\vS}prajc},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  • I. Šprajc
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Journal of Archaeological Research
This article synthesizes recent advances in the study of astronomy and worldview in architectural and urban planning in Mesoamerica. Throughout most of this cultural area, the practice of orienting civic and ceremonial buildings followed similar principles, although regional and time-dependent variations are present. Analysis of alignment data has revealed the existence of distinct and widespread orientation groups; most refer to sunrises and sunsets on particular dates, although two groups can… Expand
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