[ ahr-kee-oh-uh-stron-uh-mee ]
/ ˌɑr ki oʊ əˈstrɒn ə mi /
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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.
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Also called astroarchaeology, megalithic astronomy.
OTHER WORDS FROM archaeoastronomyar·chae·o·as·tron·o·mer, nounar·chae·o·as·tro·nom·i·cal [ahr-kee-oh-as-truh-nom-i-kuhl], /ˌɑr ki oʊˌæs trəˈnɒm ɪ kəl/, adjective
Words nearby archaeoastronomy
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British Dictionary definitions for archaeoastronomy
/ (ˌɑːkɪəʊəˈstrɒnəmɪ) /
the scientific study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations
Derived forms of archaeoastronomyarchaeoastronomer or archeoastronomer, noun
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