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Anne S. Dowd
October 30, 2016
What I took away from my Colgate experience with Professor Anthony F. Aveni, as my advisor, was what westerners call “try.” In rodeo parlance, the word means “brush off your chaps and get back on that bronc, cowgirl.”
With Tony and a group of fellow students, some of whom I still count among my best friends, I first visited Copán, Honduras, where I was to stay for several years working as an archaeologist. Later, I traveled with a group of professors and students to team-teach a Colgate University January program, this time visiting other Maya archaeological sites where I had worked, Balamkú and Calakmul, Mexico.
Thanks to having been trained to persevere in quests for knowledge, my co-editor Dr. Susan Milbrath and I published a Festschrift in Dr. Aveni’s honor last year, titled, Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica, through the University Press of Colorado. You can learn about it on a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cosmology-Calendars-and-Horizon-Based-Astronomy-in-Ancient-Mesoamerica/887168201324891?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
and order copies through the press webpage: http://upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/2693-cosmology-calendars-and-horizon-based-astronomy-in-ancient-mesoamerica
Tony and Lorraine, thank you very much, and best of luck in all of your future adventures!
–Anne S. Dowd, Ph.D., RPA, Principal Archaeologist, ArchæoLOGIC USA, LLC