Supernova 1054 AND Native Astronomy- The ‘ART’ of Ancient Science

Presented by City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center Lecture Series on Cultural Astronomy. Cultures worldwide have observed and utilized celestial events for millennia. Archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, astronomers, and other scholars have examined the materials left by peoples to better understand their cultural world views. This series will explore astronomy through a cultural lens of observation.


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May 01, 2021
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM


Virtual Event
6500 Coors Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


Presented by Laurie Taylor, Professor of Anthropology, Clovis Community College

Supernova 1054 was a two-year long astronomical event (1054-1056 BCE) first recorded by Chinese astronomers, and perhaps a number of other past societies. We will take a examine and evaluate the ‘evidence’ for human depictions of this event, and more broadly discuss the archaeological evidence for scientific knowledge among native peoples of the past, with a focus on the New World.  


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Supernova 1054 AND Native Astronomy- The ‘ART’ of Ancient Science

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