archaeoastronomy

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archaeoastronomy

[ahr-kee-oh-uh-stron-uh-mee]
noun
the branch of archaeology that deals with the apparent use by prehistoric civilizations of astronomical techniques to establish the seasons or the cycle of the year, especially as evidenced in the construction of megaliths and other ritual structures.
Also called astroarchaeology, megalithic astronomy.


Origin:
1970–75; archaeo- + astronomy

archaeoastronomer, noun
archaeoastronomical [ahr-kee-oh-as-truh-nom-i-kuhl] , adjective
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archaeoastronomy or archeoastronomy (ˌɑːkɪəʊəˈstrɒnəmɪ)
 
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the scientific study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations
 
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Exploring ancient skies: an encyclopedic survey of archaeoastronomy.
Archaeoastronomy is the term used to describe the study of the heavens by the ancient people.
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