This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.



noun | Archaeoastronology

a prehistoric depiction of an astronomical object, symbol, or event (either by engraving or illustration), often interpreted as possessing a religious motivation and classified as Astronic specimen.


  • Astroglyphic | ˈkɒzməˈvɪʒ(ə)nəl | adjective

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the word astro, denoting the astronomical world, adjoined to the combining form -glyph denoting a hieroglyphic character or symbol; meaning ‘depiction of an astronomical object or symbol.’ 
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