the branch of archaeology that deals with the apparent use by prehistoric civilizations of astronomical techniques to establish the seasons or the cycle of the year, especially as evidenced in the construction of megaliths and other ritual structures.
the scientific study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations
1971, from archaeo- + astronomy.
(in sponges) a type of amoebocyte capable of developing into other types of cells, especially reproductive cells.
archeokinetic archeokinetic ar·che·o·ki·net·ic (är’kē-ō-kĭ-nět’ĭk, -kī-) adj. Of or relating to a primitive type of motor nerve mechanism, as in the peripheral and the ganglionic nervous systems.
of or relating to . . Contemporary Examples But “U.S. drones have very precise munitions which can hit targets without destroying the [archeological] sites nearby.” ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq Christopher Dickey July 6, 2014 The Iberian versus Siberian debate followed the archeological gold trail from Kennewick back to Montana. Incontrovertible […]
. the scientific study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments, and other such remains, especially those that have been excavated. Rare. ancient history; the study of antiquity. Contemporary Examples “It was certainly an extremely lethal epidemic,” says Andrea Pessina, the archeology superintendent for Tuscany. The Uffizi’s […]