Visions of the past

It is a unique feeling to take a step back and imagine what our ancestors must have thought when staring into the heavens as we do today. Every culture around the world has a story they tell their young about the stars, the earth, and our origins. The kind of imagination we use today to help us make sense of the universe around us is no different from the imagination used by ancient cultures to make the incomprehensible vastness of the sky fit their understanding of their own beliefs. Please have a look at this article written by Duane Hamacher who has studied the indigenous people of central Australia and their beliefs on the cosmos, specifically, their thoughts on the significance of meteors and meteorites.

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