n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Editor's comment

Volume 73, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Southern Africa has virtually no established astronomical artefacts, but it has an extremely rich, and very mixed, heritage of oral traditions, especially about the night skies. Stories were told and retold and formed an important part of the social fabric of its peoples. However with the advent of industrialization and mining many of these oral traditions are dying out, and unless they are captured or known about, many, or most, will be lost forever.

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