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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Recently, using archeoastronomy, Sitchin has dated Machu Picchu's sacred plaza and its nearby Temple of the Three Windows to the prehistoric Megalithic Age, about 4000 B.C., and its Torreon, or stone tower, to 2000 B.C.
You'll find articles on everything from archeoastronomy and mythology to cosmology and extraterrestrial intelligence.