Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures

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University Press of Colorado, 2002 - Science - 332 pages
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Examines the earliest attempts by humans to create clocks and calendars, and discusses Western culture's quest to process and refine time, focusing on how that endeavor compares to similar efforts in tribal societies, both ancient and contemporary.

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Review: Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures, Revised Edition

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Great overview of calendars and time concepts, especially among the Maya, Aztec, Inca, and Chinese. Enjoyable for anyone with an interest in this subject, whether or not they are hardcore science or archaeology people. Read full review

Review: Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks, and Cultures, Revised Edition

User Review  - James Griffiths - Goodreads

Aveni compares and contrasts the way that ancient Mayan, Aztec, and Inca societies thought of, and related to, time. So different! He also compares these to our current society's view of time and ... Read full review

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Anthony Aveni is the Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy, Anthropolgy, and Native Amerifan Studies at Colgate University. He has researched and written about Maya Astronomy for more than four decades. He was named a U.S. National Professor of the year and has been awarded the H.B. Nicholson Medal for Excellence in Research in Mesoamerican Studies by Harvard's Peabody Museum.

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