Definition of astroarchaeology in US English:



  • another term for archaeoastronomy
    • ‘Interest in astro-archeology has caused many lithic sites to be re-evaluated as possible lunar and solar alignments.’
    • ‘Schlosser, a specialist in astro-archeology, says the southern gates marked the sunrise and sunset of the winter and summer solstice and enabled the early Europeans to determine with accuracy the course of the sun as it moved across the heavens.’
    • ‘Coordinates will be fed into an astro-archeology computer program to determine if there are any correspondences.’
    • ‘You then have the astro-archaeology theory which avers that the rows were aligned to certain celestial bodies.’
    • ‘The work of Norman Lockyer, Director of the Solar Physics Laboratory, changed that attitude, and brought astro-archaeology into the scientific mainstream.’