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The study of the knowledge, interpretations, and practices of ancient cultures regarding celestial objects or phenomena.

ar′chae·o·as·tron′o·mer n.
ar′chae·o·as′tro·nom′i·cal (-ăs′trə-nŏm′ĭ-kəl) adj.


(ˌɑːkɪəʊəˈstrɒnəmɪ) or


(Astronomy) the scientific study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations
ˌarchaeoasˈtronomer, ˌarcheoasˈtronomer n
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Archaeoastronomer Clive Ruggles of the University of Leicester in England discovered the labyrinth--a single path leading to and from an earthen mound, with a series of disorienting twists and turns along its fiat, 4.
In conjunction with the exhibition, archaeoastronomer Anthony Aveni presents his lecture The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012 (March 20, 7-8 pm), an authoritative interpretation of the Maya Long Count calendar and the Maya universe.
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Carlson, an archaeoastronomer who writes extensively on the Maya, contributed introductory essays for Chapters I and II, while Parsons wrote Chapters III, IV, and V on the Coastal Lowlands, Mexican Highlands, and on the Andean area.
According to Anthony Aveni, a Maya expert and archaeoastronomer at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, "I got into an email dialogue with a high school student who was quite seriously concerned that the world was going to end.
It was one that had involved the collaboration of an archaeologist, a radiocarbon scientist, and an archaeoastronomer.
Last year a class of 28 Americans from the University of California in Los Angeles spent two weeks studying the country's historical sites under the leadership of archaeoastronomer and Sky & Telescope contributing editor E.