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archaeoastronomy

or ar路che路o路as路tron路o路my

[ ahr-kee-oh-uh-stron-uh-mee ]
/ 藢蓱r ki o蕣 蓹藞str蓲n 蓹 mi /
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noun
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.

Origin of archaeoastronomy

First recorded in 1970鈥75; archaeo- + astronomy

OTHER WORDS FROM archaeoastronomy

ar路chae路o路as路tron路o路mer, nounar路chae路o路as路tro路nom路i路cal [ahr-kee-oh-as-truh-nom-i-kuhl], /藢蓱r ki o蕣藢忙s tr蓹藞n蓲m 瑟 k蓹l/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for archaeoastronomy

archaeoastronomy

archeoastronomy

/ (藢蓱藧k瑟蓹蕣蓹藞str蓲n蓹m瑟) /

noun
the scientific study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations

Derived forms of archaeoastronomy

archaeoastronomer or archeoastronomer, noun
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