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10,000 year-old Australian aboriginal sundial found

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

Were Australian Aborigines the first Americans?

A study of hundreds of skulls uncovered in Central and South America are pointing to Australian Aborigines as being the first people to reach America. Evolutionary biologist Walter Neves of the University of São Paulo, whose findings are reported in a cover story in the latest issue of Cosmos magazine, has

Australian Aborigines: The world’s first astronomers

A new study shows that Australia's ancient Aborigines may have been the world's first stargazers. Professor Ray Norris said widespread and detailed knowledge of the stars had been passed down through the generations by Aborigines, whose history dates back tens of millennia, in traditional songs and stories. "We know there's

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