- Category : Science-Astronomy
- Type : PM
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- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 1
American academic anthropologist, astronomer, and author, noted in particular for his extensive publications and leading contributions to the field of archaeoastronomy.
With an academic career spanning over four decades, Aveni is recognized for his influence on the development of archaeoastronomy as a discipline in the latter 20th century. He has specialized in the study of ancient astronomical practices in the Americas, and is one of the founders of research into the historical astronomy of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures. As of 2009 Aveni holds an endowed chair as the Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology and Native American Studies at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.
His many books range from "Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico" (University of Texas Press, 1980) to "Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas" (Roaring Brook Press, 2013).