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Tiānquiztli (Nahuatl pronunciation: [tiaːŋˈkistɬi]; Classical Nahuatl for "marketplace") was the Aztec's name for the Pleiades. Time was measured by movements of the stars and the sun. Their calendar was based upon a 52 year cycle. They watched Tiānquitzli (Pleiades) closely.

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  • Aveni, Anthony F. (2001). Skywatchers (Rev. and updated edn. of: Skywatchers of ancient Mexico, 1980 ed.). Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-70504-2. OCLC 45195586.