Definitions for "Archaeoastronomy"
Discipline which dates back pre historical buildings by astronomic coincidences
( AR·chae·o·as·TRON·o·my). A specialty in archaeology dealing with the study of the astronomical significance of ancient structures and other phenomena preserved in the archaeological record as they relate to ancient astronomical phenomena and understanding.
The study of the astronomical practices, celestial lore, mythologies, religions and world views of all ancient cultures. Referred to, in essence, as the "anthropology of astronomy," to distinguish it from the "history of astronomy." ( go to first use in the text)