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Sun City Oro Valley Activity Center

1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd
Oro Valley, AZ 85755 United States
520-907-8066

February 2016

Ancient Native American Astronomical Practices

February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun City Oro Valley Activity Center, 1495 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd
Oro Valley, AZ 85755 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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