Dr. Aveni is an astrophysicist and anthropologist. He just retired as a professor of Astronomy, Anthropology, and Native American studies at Colgate University where he has taught since 1963.
He helped develop the field of archaeoastronomy, a topic we also discussed in Episode 5, and he is one of the founders of Mesoamerican archaeoastronomy. He has done extensive research in the astronomical history of the Maya Indians of Mexico and has done similar research in North America, Peru, Israel, Italy, and Greece.
Dr. Aveni has written or contributed to more than 35 books. Visit his website at the link below to find out more about his work and to check out his list of books.
LINKS IN THIS EPISODE
Dr. Anthony Aveni: https://www.anthonyfaveni.com
“Star Stories: Constellations and People”: https://www.anthonyfaveni.com/books
Star Talk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson & Dr. Anthony Aveni: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-timekeeping/
Mars rover “Perseverance”: https://mars.nasa.gov
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