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On the Orientation of Precolumbian Buildings in Central Mexico
Anthony F. Aveni and Sharon L. Gibbs
Vol. 41, No. 4 (Oct., 1976), pp. 510-517
Published by: Society for American Archaeology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/279020
Page Count: 8
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A tendency for many precolumbian buildings to align east of north is examined for possible astronomical motives. Stellar and solar phenomena are suggested as possible influences. The importance of clearly establishing the relative positions of observer and point of reference in any archaeo-astronomical analysis is emphasized. Certain misconceptions concerning chronological correlations of alignments and a new dimension in establishing orientations are discussed.
American Antiquity © 1976 Society for American Archaeology