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September 29, 1998

TECH TALK TUESDAY – Ancient Solar Science

nancy Techie Tues 9-2-97

Ancient Inca astronomers were tracking the sun and planets centuries ago. Now scientists have unearthed an observatory on an island. Why was the center of science isolated from society?

Solar Observatories of the Inca 

   University of Illinois at Chicago archaeologist Brian Bauer and colleagues have unearthed artifacts from sites in South America that shed light on how the Inca organized their sun-worship rituals and how they physically kept track of the sun’s movements.

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