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There has been much study of Maya astronomy and the relationship and/or manifestation of astronomy within architecture and other aspects of Maya material culture. Despite this, there is little agreement about the commonalities and variation in potential astronomical representation across sites and regions as it is difficult to compare sites to determine whether spatial patterning exists between similar building classifications. Also, it can be difficult to understand and pursue archeoastronomy research due to the jargon and methodology employed. This thesis provides an updated dataset that shows the utility of pursuing archeoastronomy research about the ancient Maya. Combining archaeological and archeoastronomical data showed potential differences between the classifications of E Groups that may better define those classifications if pursued through future research. By re-analyzing alignments previously provided in publication and placing these alignments into better context according to more current archaeological interpretations, this dataset demonstrates the utility of archeoastronomy research for archaeologists.
Alignment Analysis; Ancient Maya; Archaeoastronomy; E Groups
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Shikrallah, Elizabeth Karen, "Re-Analysing Astronomical Alignments of Potential E Group Structures to Demonstrate the Utility of Archeoastronomy Research About the Ancient Maya" (2021). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4264.
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