Archeoastronomy: 12 Facts About the Night Sky in History

Artifacts of ancient stellar reverence litter the historical record.

detail of Lascaux painting with Taurus and other constellations marked (David Em)

It’s no secret that various systems of astronomy and astrology have been practiced by cultures across the globe for thousands of years. The Greeks did it, of course, and the Babylonians before them. Ancient India did it, ancient China did it, and the Maya and the Aztecs did it just the same.

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Writer of the most eclectic mix of material this side of the Mississippi. Author, 2016–2019. Blogger, 2017–2022. Columbia University, 2020–2024.

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