Monday, 7 March 2022

Test Your Sense of Direction with Star Maps and Stick Charts of Polynesian Wayfinders

quote [ In an age where we almost entirely rely on our smartphones and satellites orbiting Earth to tell us what direction to go in, imagine traversing thousands of miles of open ocean using only your senses. ]

Did your star map lead you home?
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT]

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yogi said @ 10:22am GMT on 14th Mar
This is amazing stuff. I first learned about this from Wade Davis's book The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, an excellent book.

The most stunning revelation is that navigators lay down in the boat to feel the different waves!

Here are 3 video links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af_QsG16ixc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuJsbjKKh3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWFjBmZg4o4

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