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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.
Mayan expert Anthony Aveni, an archaeoastronomer at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, explained in his book, The End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012, that come December 2012, the Long Count era ends and the complicated, cyclical calendar will roll over to Day Zero, beginning another enormous cycle.
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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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.
This fascinating lecture will be given by Dr Frank Prendergast, one of Ireland's leading archaeoastronomers.
Archaeoastronomers agree that several previous studies cast doubt on the claims of Thom and others.
These groups - New Age, Druids, Archaeoastronomers and Van Daniken adherents amongst them - view the past as a voyage of self discovery - and this book both celebrates this diversity and successfully attempts to explore and understand it more fully by placing it in a wider context.