This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.

Petroastroglyph

ˈpɛtrəʊastrə(ʊ)ɡlɪf

noun | Archaeoastronology

a classification of astroglyph; a prehistoric rock carving depicting an astronomical symbol, object, or event.

Derivatives

  • Petroastroglyphic | ˈpɛtrəʊastrə(ʊ)ɡlɪfɪk | adjective

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix petro-, denoting rock, combined with the word astroglyph denoting a prehistoric depiction of astronomical phenomena; meaning ‘rock carving featuring astronomical phenomena.’ 
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