- the branch of archaeology that deals with the apparent use by prehistoric civilizations of astronomical techniques to establish the seasons or the cycle of the year, especially as evidenced in the construction of megaliths and other ritual structures.
Origin of archaeoastronomy
Also called astroarchaeology, megalithic astronomy.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- the scientific study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for archaeoastronomy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper