Solar Eclipse Watching Across Cultures: Aztecs, Maya, and Us
Talk by Anthony Aveni, Colgate University
Since humans first witnessed the sun being swallowed in daytime darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. This illustrated presentation deals with diverse cultural reactions surrounding nature’s most spectacular phenomenon and focuses especially on relevant discoveries from ancient Aztec and Maya sources.
Sponsored by the Department of the History of Art, Department of Astronomy, Department of Anthropology and the Council on Archeological Studies, Yale University.