Aveni, Anthony

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Aveni, Anthony Gender: M
Anthony Francis Aveni
born on 5 March 1938 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place New Haven, Connecticut, 41n18, 72w56
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 14°14' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°02 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 03°36'


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).

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes date and year from Encyclopedia online (http://www.encyclopedia.com/article-1G2-3417900015/aveni-anthony-f-rancis.html); and place and time of birth from Anthony F. Aveni, "Conversing with the Planets: How Science and Myth Invented the Cosmos" (1992), p. 149: "While Mars lay in Scorpio as seen by everyone on earth, in New Haven, Connecticut, where I was born (at six in the morning), it resided 165° below the eastern horizon reckoned along the ecliptic."


  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (archaeoastronomy)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction