archaeoastronomy

noun
ar·​chaeo·​as·​tron·​o·​my | \ ˌär-kē-(ˌ)ō-ə-ˈsträ-nə-mē How to pronounce archaeoastronomy (audio) \

Definition of archaeoastronomy

: the study of the astronomy of ancient cultures

Examples of archaeoastronomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's no doubt a clash of academic cultures here—archaeoastronomy places more emphasis on social and cultural evidence and interpretations, whereas astronomy is all about precise data. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of archaeoastronomy

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Archaeoastronomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archaeoastronomy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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