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Acknowledgments I. Introduction: Archaeoastronomy and Its Components Archaeoastronomy: Twenty Years of Hindsight Additional Selected Readings II. The Historical, Ethnographic, and Ethnological Background for Native American Astronomy The Civilizations of Ancient Mesoamerica Chroniclers and Codices Aztec Constellations Astronomy and the Ethnological Record: The Importance of the Zenith Solar Passage Additional Selected Readings III. Astronomy with the Naked Eye The Celestial Sphere: Coordinate Reference Frames Charting the Sun's Movement The Moon, Eclipses, and Eclipse Cycles Cycles of the Planets Miscellaneous Observable Sky Phenomena Appendices A. Glossary of Astronomical Terms of Importance in Archaeoastronomy B. Factors Affecting the Precise Determination of Astronomical Orientations C. Heliacal Rise and Set Phenomena D. Determining the Approximate Date of Sunrise or Sunset for a Given Azimuth E. Change of Direction of the Magnetic Compass with Time in Mesoamerica F. Some Basic Formulas Useful for Fieldwork in Archaeoastronomy G. How to Determine Alignments with the Surveyor's Transit Additional Selected Readings, Electronic Resources, and Star Maps IV. The Mathematical and Astronomical Content of the Mesoamerican Inscriptions A Brief History of Calendrical Decipherment The Mesoamerican Philosophy of Numbers The Long Count The Calendar Round The Union of Time and Space in Mesoamerican Cosmology How the Calendar Works The Supplementary Series and the Lunar Synodic Month Tropical Year Calculations Planetary Events in the Monumental Inscriptions Astronomy in the Maya Codices, I: General Content of the Codices Astronomy in the Maya Codices, II: Eclipses and Eclipse Tables Astronomy in the Maya Codices, III: Venus Astronomy in the Maya Codices, IV: A Mars Table Was There a Mesoamerican Zodiac? Summary Appendices A. The Problem of the Correlation of Maya and Christian Dates B. A Scheme for the Conversion of Maya Dates Additional Selected Readings V. Astronomy and Architecture in the Ancient Americas and Mediterranean Basin The Orientation Motive City and Cosmos: Urban Planning in Highland Mexico Cosmic Order in the Aztec Capital Maya Cities: Architecture and Sacred Landscape Specialized Architectural Assemblages North America The Andean World Summary: Astronomy in Ancient American Cultures Circum-Mediterranean Archaeoastronomy Appendix A. An Analysis of the Pecked Cross Petroglyphs Additional Selected Readings Postscript Notes Bibliography Index