The Aztecs were quite brilliant scientists whose skills went well past that of calendar making.
Questions for exploration.
Discuss the Aztec achievement in astronomy and medical science. In what ways were the Aztecs well ahead of Europeans in these disciplines? How was the Aztec approach to illness, while just as linked to traditional religious beliefs as their less advanced European contemporaries, nonetheless prove much more practical, efficient and effective? How did the different approach followed by Europeans inhibit the advancement of their medical sciences?