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Anthony Aveni

Anthony Francis Aveni is an American academic anthropologist, astronomer, and author, noted in particular for his extensive publications and contributions to the field of archaeoastronomy. With an academic career spanning over four decades, Aveni is recognized for his influence on the development of archaeoastronomy as a discipline in the latter 20th century. He has specialized in the study of ancient astronomical practices in the Americas, and is one of the founders of research into the historical astronomy of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures. He held an endowed chair as the Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology and Native American Studies at Colgate University, in Hamilton, New York, where he is now an emeritus professor.He currently resides in Hamilton, New York, with his artist wife Lorraine. He has more than 34 books and 300 research publications to his credit, including three cover articles in Science magazine and key works in The Sciences, American Scientist, American Antiquity, Latin American Antiquity, and The Journal of Archaeological Research. Two of his short pieces have been cited as "notable essays" in the volumes Best American Essays and Best American Science Writing of 2002. He has been awarded research grants by the National Geographic Society, the National Science Foundation and various private foundations for work in both American continents as well as in Europe and the Middle East.

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Some of their strengths

Anthony Aveni has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Generous, Innovative, Creative, Honest, Passionate, and Altruistic.

Soulful and Understanding

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Anthony Aveni is someone who is a soulful, understanding, and conscious person, who combines smarts with a deep talent for creativity and imagination. A person who is charismatic and resourceful.

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Anthony Aveni well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Anthony Aveni as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Exacting and Achievement-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Anthony Aveni is someone who has very high expectations for people, and who can be extremely focused on achieving goals and objectives.

They are also someone who is creative, expressive, and insightful, and who has a pioneering spirit with self-determination and natural artistic expression.

Creative and Imaginative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Anthony Aveni tends to be someone who is sensitive, imaginative, creative, and somewhat of a dreamer. Who is intuitive and compassionate, and who has a friendly, easygoing, calming and relaxing effect on people and for whom friends and family mean the world.

Some of Anthony Aveni's challenges

While Anthony Aveni has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Anthony Aveni can be Stubborn, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Anxious, and Inflexible.

Indecisive and Unrealistic

One of Anthony Aveni's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as indecisive and unrealistic.

Anxious and Inflexible

Anthony Aveni is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Lethargic and Unrealistic

Finally, Anthony Aveni also can be too soft, lazy and lethargic, and who can have difficulty finding others who share a similarly dreamy outlook on life.

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