archeoastronomy


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  1. archaeoastronomy.

noun

  1. 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.

noun

  1. the scientific study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations
n.

1971, from archaeo- + astronomy.

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