Aboriginal Astronomers

I’ve just put together a new story for ABC Science looking at a new study that’s found Aboriginal dreamtime stories were linking meteorites to impact craters and the origins of life, thousands of years before modern science.

For full details go to:    http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/03/15/3160848.htm

image….Dreaming stories like Kandimalal (Wolfe Creek Crater) and the Rainbow Serpent told of impact craters being caused by meteors long before western science worked it out (Source: Boxer Milner, a Djaru Elder from Billiluna, Western Australia. /Image reproduced with permission, courtesy of Peggy Reeves Sanday)

Aboriginal Astronomers

I’ve just put together a new story for ABC Science looking at a new study that’s found Aboriginal dreamtime stories were linking meteorites to impact craters and the origins of life, thousands of years before modern science.

For full details go to: http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/03/15/3160848.htm

image….Dreaming stories like Kandimalal (Wolfe Creek Crater) and the Rainbow Serpent told of impact craters being caused by meteors long before western science worked it out (Source: Boxer Milner, a Djaru Elder from Billiluna, Western Australia. /Image reproduced with permission, courtesy of Peggy Reeves Sanday)

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