Forty-Four Years of Polish Archaeoastronomical Research in Latin America

Authors

  • Stanisław Iwaniszewski Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Posgrado en Arqueología, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5365-7143

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18778/1641-4233.25.09

Keywords:

history of archaeoastronomy, Latin American archaeoastronomy

Abstract

Since the late 1980s, there has been a considerable growth in the numer of Polish contributions to the Latin American archaeoastronomy. Much of this interest in archaeoastronomy is an outcome of the scientific activities of Professor Andrzej Wiercinski who in the 1970s was fascinated with the claims for sophisticated Megalithic astronomy advocated by early British archaeoastronomers. The paper provides a brief description of the greatest Polish achievements in the field of Latin American archaeoastronomy.

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Author Biography

Stanisław Iwaniszewski, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Posgrado en Arqueología, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Stanisław Iwaniszewski – Dr. habil., Professor-Researcher of Archaeology at the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia – Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City, and the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw. Former President of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture SEAC (1999–2005) and International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture (2007–2014), he teaches Archaeology of Identity, Landscape and Symbolic Archaeologies, and Archaeoastronomy. He has tutored 19 doctoral dissertations and authored over 150 academic papers, edited or coedited 9 books. In 2018, the European Society for Astronomy in Culture awarded him the Carlos Jaschek Medal for outstanding contributions in the fields of archaeoastronomy and cultural astronomy in 2018. His current research projects include The Lunar Theory of the Maya and Starry Skies – Animated Skies.

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2020-06-30

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Iwaniszewski, S. (2020). Forty-Four Years of Polish Archaeoastronomical Research in Latin America. International Studies. Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal, 25(1), 151-162. https://doi.org/10.18778/1641-4233.25.09