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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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They provide precedents for archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy which, as distinctive viewpoints on tribal cultures, are fairly new developments.
Archaeoastronomy--or, as it issometimes called, ethnoastronomy --is one of those things that are hard to define precisely but everybody involved in them knows what they are.
First: ethnoastronomy involves not only pure astronomical events but atmospheric phenomena as well (Chamberlain 1982).
Publications by M Covington and H J P Arnold on astrophotography, by K Snedegar and B Warner on ethnoastronomy, by B Warner and P Smits on the history of astronomy, were also consulted.
Certainly anyone without some familiarity with the indigenous cultures of Torres Strait will find it difficult to access; by the same token, anyone with an area interest will need to read it, particularly for its articulation of ethnoastronomy and weather lore.
Finally, Krupp's book should become a handy reference for everyone interested in archaeo- and ethnoastronomy.
org/), which is Professional Association of scientists working in the field of Astronomy in Culture or Anthropological Astronomy, including the interdisciplinary disciplines of Archaeoastronomy an Ethnoastronomy.
Ethnoastronomy and Archeoastronomy in the American Tropics, Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1982, v.
As coeditor of Archaeoastronomy & Ethnoastronomy News he has a keen interest in ancient sky events.
Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Tropics: 11-124, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v.
1982a "Astronomy, Cosmovision and Ideology in Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica", in Ethnoastronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the American Tropics, ed.