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Micronesia Stick Map

Micronesians Navigated the Pacific by Using the Stars, Recognizing and Interpreting Different Types of Ocean Swells. They Also Make Stick Maps of These Ocean Swell Patterns.

The Micronesians or Marshallese were able to build vessels known as outrigger canoes and develop their system of piloting and navigation centuries ago. Long before modern mapping and GPS, the Micronesian people relied on their ability to sense the motion of the waves for navigation. But did you know that they also navigated ocean swells? …

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Ethiopian Calendar

How is Ethiopia’s Calendar Unique?

While we know that a calendar is used to keep track of the days. The concept behind its creation is quite remarkable. In order to keep track of the day, time periods, usually days, weeks, months, and years are given names. A date is the designation of a single, specific day in such a system. …

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What is the Holocene Calendar?

As the Gregorian calendar bases its beginning on Jesus Christ’s life, it fails to consider historical events that contribute to the development of human civilization. Due to the lacking epoch in the Gregorian calendar, a calendar that accurately contextualizes the timeline of human civilization is needed.  Made by Cesare Emiliani, the Holocene Calendar begins 10,000 …

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