the scientific study of archaeological artifacts, sites, etc. to determine the astronomical knowledge of ancient, esp. prehistoric, peoples and what they believed about the sun, moon, etc.
The study of the knowledge, interpretations, and practices of ancient cultures regarding celestial objects or phenomena.
- (hypercorrect) Alternative spelling of archaeastronomy.
- The first insertion of -o- is not necessary, as another vowel already follows.
archaeo- + astro- + -nomy