Time, Tides and Seasons.

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Did you know that tens of thousands of years before the first telescope was invented, Australian aboriginals were using the stars, planets and constellations to tell the time and predict the seasons? Arnhem Land’s Yolngu people have ancestral narratives about tides, eclipses, the rising and setting of the Sun, Moon and planets.

Australian Aboriginal Astronomy

Aboriginal Astronomy from ThinkQuest

Aboriginal astronomers: world’s oldest? from Australian Geographic