Modern roads mapped out by the stars
Can you imagine crossing the Simpson Desert in summer, 1,500 kilometres of sand that all looks pretty similar, without a map, a gps or siri? Well ancient Aboriginal nations were able to do just that and meet up with other peoples all over the country for trade and ceremonial gatherings.
It is incredible the ways in which ancient Aboriginal peoples and nations traversed the land and desert using a nature to navigate. And new research can show that these navigational lines overlap with roads today.
We were joined by Robert Fuller, a PhD candidate in Aboriginal astronomy about the use of the stars in navigation and how these match up with modern roads.