Australian Aboriginal Astronomy: Overview

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Norris, Ray P.; Hamacher, Duane W.;
(2013)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8_238
  • Subject: Physics - Popular Physics | Physics - History and Philosophy of Physics | Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

The traditional cultures of Aboriginal Australians include a significant astronomical component, perpetuated through oral tradition, ceremony, and art. This astronomical component includes a deep understanding of the motion of objects in the sky, and this knowledge was ... View more
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