Astronomy in the Upper Palaeolithic

Cambridge Archaeological Journal Vol/Iss. 21(3) Cambridge University Press Cambridge Published In Pages: 331-355
By Hayden, Brian, Villeneuve, Suzanna


Researchers examine the ethnographic record, sampling 82 hunter gatherer societies from the HRAF World Cultures database, for cross-cultural patterns of archaeological evidence of knowledge of astronomy and constellations. Surveying the data, researchers identified many patterns in the upper paleolithic, noting the importance of further examination of this topic.

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