The Caracol Tower at Chichen Itza: An Ancient Astronomical Observatory?

  title={The Caracol Tower at Chichen Itza: An Ancient Astronomical Observatory?},
  author={Anthony Francis Aveni and Sharon L. Gibbs and Horst Hartung},
  pages={977 - 985}
Although our investigations reveal a number of significant astronomical events coinciding with many of the measured alignments presented in Table 1, not every alignment appears to have an astronomical match which we can recognize. It may be that only some of the sighting possibilities we have discussed were actually functional. Moreover, our search of significant astronomical events to match the alignments has included only those which seem of obvious functional importance to us: sun, moon, and… Expand
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