10,000 year-old Australian aboriginal sundial found

Published on February 7th, 2011 | by Admin


A primitive sundial, dating back 10,000 years, has been found in Australia.

Scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Canberra discovered a pile of old rocks laid out in a particular manner to map the progress of the sun – to create a primitive form of sundial.

“These stones have been laid out precisely to map the sun,” the Daily Mail quoted astrophysicist Professor Ray Norris as saying.

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Story: Sify | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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