Astro Archaeology

This confusing term has sometimes been used as an alternative to ar-chaeoastronomy and sometimes to mean the study of astronomical alignments at ancient monuments—in other words, to represent only a segment of the wider endeavor of archaeoastronomy. It has now largely fallen into disuse, at least among academics working in this area.

See also:

Archaeoastronomy.

References and further reading

Aveni, Anthony F. Skywatchers, 2. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001.

Ruggles, Clive. Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland, 226. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

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