Zeilik, Michael AstroNet, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Naked-Eye Astronomy
- Horizon-marking system
- The Old World: Stonehenge and Other Megalithic Sites
- Astronomical alignments at Stonehenge
- Evaluation of claims
- Other megalithic sites
- Skywatching in the New World
- Pueblo astronomy
- Anasazi solar astronomy
- Fajada Butte
- Anasazi lunar astronomy
- Regional ceremonialism
- Other Places and Cultures
- Additional Reading
The interdisciplinary study that attempts to determine how much astronomy prehistoric people knew and how it influenced their lives. It involves multiple disciplines: astronomy to chart the heavens, archeology to probe the cultural context, engineering to survey sites, and ethnology to provide clues to the cultural past. Archeoastronomy has prompted valuable insights into the astronomy of the past, even to revolutionizing some models of prehistoric cultures. See also: Archeoastronomy; Astronomy
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