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archaeoastronomy

Definitions

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

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  • noun hypercorrect Alternative spelling of archaeastronomy.

Etymologies

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archaeo- + astro- + -nomy

Examples

  • Pre-Hispanic civilizations, developed what today is called "archaeoastronomy," planning their cities, as well as much of their social, economic and political activities based on the movements of the stars.

    Star reading: astronomy in Mexico

  • Pre-Hispanic civilizations, developed what today is called "archaeoastronomy," planning their cities, as well as much of their social, economic and political activities based on the movements of the stars.

    Star reading: astronomy in Mexico

  • In fact, his work has been termed “archaeoastronomy,” a pseudo-academic title.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Da Vinci-Sized Dispute

  • Alun Salt's Clioaudio ranges freely across the discipline, but often returns to his interest in archaeology and archaeoastronomy.

    Blogging Archaeology and the Archaeology of Blogging - Blogging Archaeology

  • After the event we were able to duck out for a quick beer and delightful, stimulating talk on Colorado archaeology, oggam inscriptions, local fishing, the Alta Mira Press, archaeoastronomy, and the academic life.

    Meeting Chas

  • Also, thanks to Alun of archaeoastronomy for letting me know about this program on Sappho.

    Homer and Sappho

  • The first thing I missed mentioning, though, was the Carnivalesque XIII on archaeoastronomy.

    Indeed, she lives!

  • The first thing I missed mentioning, though, was the Carnivalesque XIII on archaeoastronomy.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Also, thanks to Alun of archaeoastronomy for letting me know about this program on Sappho.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • My other two papers are on Apollonius of Rhodes' Medea in comparison to Hellenistic women and interpreting Inanna with archaeoastronomy and Jung.

    Minxy is as minxy does...

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  • "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

  • We've learned of our ancestors' yearning

    In scholarship subtly discerning

    Called archaeoastronomy,

    While paleoeconomy

    Is knowledge of primitive earning.

    August 11, 2016