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sticks and stones? have you

sticks and stones? have you seen their architecture?

The way you would distinguish a star from a planet is by tracking its movement night after night. Planets move differently in the sky than other objects because of their own orbits. Ancient peoples were much more familiar with the night sky than we are. Its the kind of thing every ancient civilization knew about.