Indigenous Astronomy

"We cannot do anything but express our profound admiration for the achievements of the men of early times. Without them, we would have no foundation upon which to build our knowledge.
I hope that it will be apparent that looking back into the records of the past can generate just as much excitement as looking at today's satellite pictures of the Solar system or listening to the echoes of the Big Bang".

Patrick Moore

In this section we give links to various aspects of Archeo-astronomy, which relates to the astronomical aspects of time keeping, navigation, celestial lore, mythologies and world-views of ancient cultures.

 

INDIGENOUS ASTRONOMY LINKS

General

Astronomy & World Heritage (UNESCO)

Polynesia

Polynesian Navigation

Australian Aboriginals

Australia's First Astronomers

Australian Aboriginal Astronomy

Aboriginal Skies (Facebook)

Africa

Johnson Urama on African Traditions in Astronomy

Europe

Dacian Civilisation

The Sarobe in Basque Spain

The Megalithic Portal

Stonehenge

Norse Cosmology

 

 

MĀORI ASTRONOMY LINKS

Māori astronomy

Sailing with the Ancestors

Revitalising Māori Astronomy

Matariki (Māori New Year)

The nine stars of Matariki

Matariki (Our EBook)

Matariki (NZ National Library)

Matariki Waiata (song)

Greek mythology of the Pleiades

Various legends on the Pleiades

Eleven mythologies explained

Heliacal Rising

Heliacal Rising (article)

Helical Rising (Wikipedia)

Māori Lunar Calendar

Māori Lunar Calendar activity (download)

Māori Lunar Calendar activity Te Reo (download)

 

 

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