Solar Eclipse Watching Across Cultures: Aztecs, Maya, and Us

Event Time
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 4:30pm
Loria Center
190 York Street, Room 351
New Haven , CT
Event Description

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.