Archeoastronomy

   This is the study of astronomy, as use by ancient peoples, from prehistoric times to the advanced cultures of the Middle East and Latin America. This includes the study of rock paintings, North American Indian medicine wheels, Stonehenge and other megaliths and the calendars of the Egyptian and Mayan cultures.

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  • archeoastronomy — archeoastronomer, n. archeoastronomical /ahr kee oh as treuhnom i keuhl/, adj. /ahr kee oh euh stron euh mee/, n. archaeoastronomy. * * * …   Universalium

  • archeoastronomy — ar·che·o·astronomy …   English syllables

  • archeoastronomy — noun see archaeoastronomy * * * archeoastronomer, n. archeoastronomical /ahr kee oh as treuhnom i keuhl/, adj. /ahr kee oh euh stron euh mee/, n. archaeoastronomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Archaeoastronomy — (also spelled archeoastronomy) is the study of how peoples in the past have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they used phenomena in the sky and what role the sky played in their cultures. [Sinclair 2006:13] Clive Ruggles argues it… …   Wikipedia

  • Nabta Playa — Note approximate location circled near bottom. Nabta Playa was once a large basin in the Nubian Desert, located approximately 800 kilometers south of modern day Cairo[1] or about 100 kilometers west of Abu Simbel in southern Egypt …   Wikipedia

  • New England Antiquities Research Association — NEARA logo The New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA) is a non profit organization which, according to its website: is dedicated to a better understanding of our historic and prehistoric past through the study and preservation of… …   Wikipedia

  • Anthony Aveni — Anthony Francis Aveni (* 5. März 1938) ist ein US amerikanischer Astronom und Astronomiehistoriker (Archäoastronomie). Aveni promovierte in Astronomie an der University of Arizona und ist Russell B. Colgate Professor für Astronomie und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Anthony F. Aveni — (* 1938) ist ein US amerikanischer Astronom und Astronomiehistoriker (Archäoastronomie). Aveni promovierte in Astronomie an der University of Arizona und ist Russell B. Colgate Professor für Astronomie und Anthropologie an der Colgate University …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aveni — Anthony F. Aveni (* 1938) ist ein US amerikanischer Astronom und Astronomiehistoriker (Archäoastronomie). Aveni promovierte in Astronomie an der University of Arizona und ist Russell B. Colgate Professor für Astronomie und Anthropologie an der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alexander Thom — Professor Alexander Thom (1894–1985) was a Scottish engineer most famous for his theory of the Megalithic yard and his studies of Stonehenge and other archaeological sites. Life and work Thom was a graduate of the University of Glasgow who… …   Wikipedia

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