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CafeLitt 170: Archaeoastronomy

Thu 27 May 2010, 19:00, by Reza Assasi, at Bistro Burritoville:3rd floor, 2055 Rue Bishop, Montreal,QC (Map)
Archaeoastronomy is the study of how ancient people have understood and used the phenomena in the sky. Archaeoastronomy is not the history of astronomy; In fact it focuses on the cultural and antropoligical aspect of skywaching in the past. This academic field brings together several disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, statistics and probability, mythology, and history. This session is a general introduction to Archaeoastronomy along with discussing about a few examples of the recent work done by scholars in Iran and the World.

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CaféLitt is not a place; it is a gathering of minds. We are a group of mostly Persian young students, scholars and professionals who gather every Thursday evening around 19h00 in a café to discuss various subjects and share different ideas, ranging vastly from history to science, from literature to fine arts. We started these gatherings on Jan 18th, 2007. Each week, one of us takes the responsibility of presenting a topic (in Persian, English or French) for about an hour in a subject s/he is intimately familiar with or has an expertise in. Afterwards, the evening turns into a discussion forum and all members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask their question(s) and share their points of view.
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