From Wolfe Creek to Tunguska: Meteorites in Cultural Traditions

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The “falling stars” hold a significant place in the traditions of Indigenous cultures around the world, including Australia. From meteors, fireballs, and airbursts to meteorites, tektites, and impact craters, these objects and events are described in story, song, dance, and material culture. From the famous Tunguska explosion of 1908 to the ancient impact that formed the Henbury craters, many events were witnessed by Indigenous people and incorporated into their oral traditions – some leading scientists to previously unknown impact sites and meteorite finds.

Join cultural astronomer A/Prof Duane Hamacher on a journey to impact sites and meteorite finds across the globe – for details read more.

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