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date: 04 December 2022

Archaeoastronomy/Cultural Astronomylocked

Archaeoastronomy/Cultural Astronomylocked

  • Juan Antonio BelmonteJuan Antonio BelmonteInstitute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands and University of La Laguna

Summary

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.

Subjects

  • History of Ideas about Planets and Planetary Systems

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