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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Carlson, director of the Center for Archaeoastronomy in College Park, Md., the new results provide "a fundamental set of limits and cautions" for people who study the ancient observatories.
(2006): "Which equinox?", Archaeoastronomy, Journal for Astronomy in Culture, 20, pp.
Indeed, archaeoastronomy seems to have begun with work on the medicine wheels of Native Americans, done in the 1960s and '70s by John Eddy of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.
Bricker, Victoria, "A Method for Dating Venus Almanacs in the Borgia Codex", en Archaeoastronomy, 26 (JHA, XXXI), 2001, p.
Journal for the History of Astronomy, Archaeoastronomy Supplement, 28: S1.
According to Giulio Magli, professor of archaeoastronomy at Milan's Polytechnic University, Machu Picchu was the ideal counterpart of the Island of Sun, a rocky islet in the southern part of Lake Titicaca.
Four main areas are addressed: archaeoastronomy, geoarchaeology, landscape studies, and spatial analysis.
South to the island of Gotland we have a United Nations Heritage site on our agenda, as well as explorations of countryside archaeoastronomy sites.
Our focus is the study of the ancient cultures of the Americas, a facet of which has been archaeoastronomy. This has fostered in our group a love for astronomy as a whole, both ancient and modern.
Archaeoastronomy: a new perspective in the archaeological research
These invisible lines would connect most of the funerary complexes raised by the kings of the Old Kingdom between 2630 and 2323 BC, Giulio Magli, professor of archaeoastronomy at Milan's Polytechnic University, told Discovery News.
Sadowski, "The Night of Blas Botello: On a Certain Astrological Prediction During the Conquest of Mexico", en Readings in Archaeoastronomy, Stanislaw Iwaniszewski, (editor), Warsaw, Warsaw University Cooperative Publication, 1992, p.