Why Did Ancient Civilizations Use Astronomy?

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Astronomy is an ongoing process because as time goes on, people just keep doing more and more with astronomy. For example, astronomy today is very different from the way some ancient civilizations used it. A lot of ancient civilizations used the stars to help them make calendars, help them know what season it was, help them know which way to go, and more. The stars even affected the ancient Egyptian’s religious beliefs. Some of our astronomy is somewhat based on some old astronomy, there’s even a study for how ancient civilizations use astronomy to maybe help us further advance our knowledge on astronomy. It’s called archaeoastronomy.
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