Prof. Gerardo Aldana co-edits a new book: Archaeoastronomy and the Maya (with Edwin Barnhart, Oxbow Books, 2014).

"More than just investigations of esoteric ancient sciences, studies of ancient Mayan astronomy have profoundly aided our understanding of Mayan worldviews.  Concepts of time and space, meanings encoded in religious art, intentions underlying architectural alignments, and even methods of political legitimization are all illuminated through the study of Mayan astronomy."