October 17, 2015 John Justeson, PhD. Department of Anthropology at the University at Albany, State University of New York:  "Mesoamerican Eclipse Prediction"
   
An acute awareness and accurate observation of celestial phenomena such as the movements of planets and stars, and the predictability of solar and lunar eclipses among the peoples of Mesoamerica has been observed by archaeologists, ethnologists and astronomers studying the region. Dr. Justeson addressed the importance of celestial events and prediction, as exemplified in the Eclipse tables of the Dresden codex.

    John Justeson, PhD. is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He received his PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University.  His research interests focus particularly on ancient Mesoamerica, with an emphasis on ancient writing systems and their decipherment, on historical linguistics, and on astronomy and calendars. Together with Terrence Kaufman, Dr. Justeson has produced a decipherment of a major portion of the Late Preclassic epi-Olmec hieroglyphs.

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