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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
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Some archeoastronomers believe the three pyramids of Giza line up to match the three belt stars in the constellation, Orion the Hunter!