Your research sounds fascinating. It does seem extraordinary that
before the aid
of instruments relied on the stars and the position of the sun to find
their way. Living
closer to the earth they are more observant and aware of natural
phenomena that help them to find their way and survive.
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>I am looking specifically at the way they store pragmatic knowledge - animal
>behaviour (hundreds of them), plant properties, classifications, timekeeping,
>astronomy, genealogies, rights to land, inter-clan agreements, survival in
>extremes of drought or flood (Australia's good at those). And navigation. It
>is incredibly easy to get lost and die in the Australian bush or desert.
>guys could navigate all over the country and survive. The methods for
>are simply extraordinary, and totally rational.
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