Asteroid 29356, Giovarduino, was discovered on September 25, 1995 by Plinio Antolini at Pleiade Observatory near Verona, Verona, Italy. It has a period of 5 years, 246 days.

It was named for Italian mining engineer and geologist Giovanni Arduino (1714-1795), who came up with the modern concept of geologic time, based on his study of the geology of his native northern Italy, and with the basic idea of stratigraphy and stratigraphic chronology. These concepts, key to modern geology (as well as archaeology and paleontology), basically mean that, generally speaking, rocks, soil and sediment at higher levels are newer than those at lower levels, and that progressively lower strata are progressively older (and conversely, higher strata are younger). Arduino also recognized that the Alps are moving upward very slowly. Thinkers of his time and culture attempted to force his ideas into a Biblical frame of reference, describing them in terms of Noah's Flood.

Giovanni Arduino

Astrologically, Giovarduino seems to indicate stratification, things occurring over a very long period of time or at a glacial pace, receding into the past, old and deeply buried or hard to find, trying to describe something in terms of preconceived ideas.

The glyph for Giovarduino is mine.

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