Archaeoastronomy/Cultural Astronomy

Belmonte, J. A.
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Oxford Research Encyclopedias on Planetary Science

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Archaeoastronomy and cultural astronomy are often considered synonyms, but they actually express different concepts, the former being a sub-discipline of the latter. Cultural astronomy is a fascinating but controversial discipline, which serves as an auxiliary subject to social sciences such as history, archaeology, anthropology, and ethnography, among others. The tools and methodology of astronomy play a relevant role in the discipline, but it should be inserted within social sciences epistemology. Keywords SubjectsHistory of Ideas about Planets and Planetary Systems
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