archaeoastronomy

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archaeoastronomy

(ar-kee-oh-ă-stron -ŏ-mee) The astronomy of early or nonliterate cultures, of interest to astronomers, archaeologists, and anthropologists. Many megalithic sites in the UK, Europe, and North and South America are thought to have been used for astronomical measurements and predictions.
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14) Nonetheless, there is remarkable coincidence between the solstitial message he imputes to this petroglyph and Frazier's archaeoastronomical sub-theme in the second half of the novel.
KELLEY, Charles y Ellen Abbott Kelley 1999 "The Archaeoastronomical System in the Rio Colorado Chalchihuites Polity, Zacatecas: An Interpretation of the Chapin I Pecked Cross--Circle", in Foster, Michael S.
Archaeoastronomical themes need real interdisciplinary research as they may require not only astronomers and archaeologists but other specialists such as social anthropologists, historians of religion.
Archaeoastronomical measurements can basically be interpreted using astronomical concepts, methods and knowledge.
The archaeoastronomical investigations of Sardinian 'nuraghi'
The archaeoastronomical investigations on the archaeological material of the prehistoric Carpathian Basin argue the same or a very similar level of astronomical lore detected (see chapters above).
The archaeoastronomical investigation of prehistoric Europe should be quite complex and perhaps it needs different methodology for south, especially southeast Europe, because of their connection with complex state cultures of the Near and Middle East.
Archaeoastronomical analysis of the Kerma Cemetery of Abri (Sudanese Nubia)
2004): Database of Archaeoastronomical Sites on Romanian Territories.
Chair of the SEAC -- Archaeoastronomical Heritage Committee.