Grounded: Indigenous Knowing in a Concrete Reality
by Lynne Kelly
Non-literate cultures depend on their memories to store all the information on which their survival depends, both physically and culturally. They effectively memorise entire field guides to the thousands of species of flora and fauna along with navigational charts, genealogies, astronomy, history, geology and the ethics and laws by which they live. How do they manage to remember so much information when they are dependent on the same fallible memory as you and me?
This essay will explain the mechanisms by which indigenous cultures know their world and how specific information can be remembered accurately over millennia.
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