Questions regarding how in former times, people used and understood celestial phenomena.
Archaeoastronomy is the interdisciplinary study of how people in the past "have understood the phenomena in the sky, how they used these phenomena and what role the sky played in their cultures"
- Sinclair, R.M. (2006). "The Nature of Archaeoastronomy", from Viewing the Sky Through Past and Present Cultures; Selected Papers from the Oxford VII International Conference on Archaeoastronomy.