archeoastronomy


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archeoastronomy

[¦är·kē·ō·ə′strän·ə·mē]
(astronomy)
The study which attempts to reconstruct the astronomical knowledge and activity of prehistoric people and its influence on their cultures and societies.
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Archeoastronomy combines astronomy and archaeology and can help date monuments using the orientation of ancient temples.
Ethnoastronomy and Archeoastronomy in the American Tropics, Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1982, v.
European archeoastronomy and the orientation of monuments in the Mediterranean Basin (A.
LEON-PORTILLA, Miguel, "A Reflection on the ancient Mesoamerican ethos", World Archeoastronomy, Cambridge University Press, 1988, p.
You'll find articles on everything from archeoastronomy and mythology to cosmology and extraterrestrial intelligence.