Aborigines were the first astronomers?
The study also revealed evidence that Australian Aborigines were probably the first astronomers in the world.
Ray Norris of the Australian science agency CSIRO, has learned about how the knowledge of the stars was part of Aboriginal culture, which spread from generation to generation. Wiltshireu famous Stonehenge in England, is 4,500 years old and has been linked to astronomy, but Norris demonstrates that the Australian Aborigines still staring at the stars before.
There is evidence that the Aborigines used the stars for navigation, time and seasons.Knowledge of the stars is transmitted through the Aboriginal song and legend, dating back more than 5000 years.