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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Expert archeoastronomers, however, are highly skeptical of the claim, arguing that the star symbol could in fact represent the Sun, and the scorpion symbol could represent an actual scorpion--or something else entirely.
Some archeoastronomers believe the three pyramids of Giza line up to match the three belt stars in the constellation, Orion the Hunter