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Oracle State Park

3820 Wildlife Drive
Oracle, AZ 85623 United States
(520) 896-2425 http://azstateparks.com/Parks/ORAC/

January 2015

Ancient Native American Astronomical Practices

January 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oracle State Park, 3820 Wildlife Drive
Oracle, AZ 85623 United States
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Throughout history, the ability of a people to survive has been tied to environmental conditions.  The skill to predict the seasons was an essential element in the ability to “control” those conditions. Seasonal calendars became the foundation of early cultures for hunting and gathering, planting and harvesting, worshiping and celebrating. The goal of cultural astronomy is to understand how these early skywatchers fashioned and refined systems for regulating their calendars around celestial events, both cyclical and unique. This presentation describes…

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