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circles astronomy

Archeoastronomy, study of the astronomy of ancient peoples and its relation to other aspects of culture. The field includes the work of archeologists, astronomers, historians, and anthropologists. Archeoastronomers in Great Britain have studied the circles of large stones laid more than 5,000 years ago, and believe the circles may have been calendars or a way of predicting eclipses. Also of interest are Mayan buildings, which were constructed in a direct line with Venus on the horizon.

See also: Archeology; Astronomy; Stonehenge.

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