I spent the past few days reading articles on archaeoastronomy in Oceania and will present some interesting finds in this blog post. I have never studied Aboriginal Australians or other Pacific island cultures in the past and found it worthwhile to explore new views on ancient astronomy. Australia was first inhabited at least 40,000 years ago. These peoples then traveled outward from Australia and moved toward the many islands of the Pacific. Fiji was populated in 1800 BCE, and Easter Island, the last of the Pacific islands to be populated, was colonized in 1000 CE.
August 24, 2013 by