Is There a Conflict between Archaeology and Archaeoastronomy?

An Astronomer’s View

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  • Juan Antonio Belmonte Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

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https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.31902

Keywords:

archaeoastronomy, archaeology

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2017-02-10

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Belmonte, J. A. (2017). Is There a Conflict between Archaeology and Archaeoastronomy? An Astronomer’s View. Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, 2(2), 255–260. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.31902

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