archaeoastronomy love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the knowledge, interpretations, and practices of ancient cultures regarding celestial objects or phenomena.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of archaeastronomy.


archaeo- + astro- + -nomy (Wiktionary)



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  • We've learned of our ancestors' yearning
    In scholarship subtly discerning
    Called archaeoastronomy,
    While paleoeconomy
    Is knowledge of primitive earning.

    August 11, 2016

  • "It is Gerald Hawkins and also Alexander Thom to whom we must give credit for reviving serious interest in archaeoastronomy. Hawkins' articles in Nature and Science and finally his book Stonehenge Decoded (1965) drew the attention of astronomers, archaeologists, and the public to the fascinating story of Stonehenge. Hawkins named his studies astroarchaeology, by which he meant the application of astronomy to the understanding of ancient structures." --Ray A. Williamson, Living the Sky - The Cosmos of the American Indian, 1984, p. 12-13

    May 6, 2010