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On the Orientation of Precolumbian Buildings in Central Mexico

Anthony F. Aveni and Sharon L. Gibbs
American Antiquity
Vol. 41, No. 4 (Oct., 1976), pp. 510-517
DOI: 10.2307/279020
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/279020
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On the Orientation of Precolumbian Buildings in Central Mexico
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Abstract

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.

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