Cultural astronomy

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Cultural astronomy is the set of interdisciplinary fields studying the astronomical systems of current or ancient societies and cultures.[1] Such areas include archaeoastronomy (the study of the use of astronomy and its role in ancient cultures and civilizations), ethnoastronomy (the study of the use of astronomy and its role in contemporary cultures), historical astronomy (analyzing historic astronomical data), history of astronomy (understanding and study and evolution of the discipline of astronomy over the course of human knowledge) and history of astrology (understanding the astrological roots of astronomy and understanding the differences between astrology and astronomy).

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  1. Jarita Holbrook, Johnson O. Urama and R. Thebe Medupe (2008). "African Cultural Astronomy". Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings. Bibcode:2008ASSP....6.....H. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6639-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>