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John Edward Huth

Lost Art of Finding Our Way

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Today and just as thousands of years ago we are constantly finding our way in our environment. We commute, travel short distances or sometimes take long road trips with the help of modern technology and devices and constantly accessing the GPS on our phones.

 

However, our distant ancestors travel vast distances using primitive technology, but still effective today, and above all being constantly aware of the surroundings and reading environmental clues. Navigation systems developed by many cultures, long before the advent of modern technologies, worked then and today.

 

In an interview with Readara, professor of Physics at Harvard University John Edward Huth examines three early navigation cultures and various ways humans are able to navigate, using simple instruments and environmental clues. Huth dissects three early Viking explorers, Arab traders and Pacific Islanders and their use of sun, stars, winds and waves in guiding their journeys.

 

Huth also urges all of us to be more aware while we are on the move and use simple techniques of reading environmental clues and accumulate route and survey knowledge.

 

With the overreliance on latest phone gadgets and GPS we are increasingly at risk of being detached from our surroundings and losing the art of reading environmental clues that may one day mean a difference between life and death. We all can improve our navigational understanding by being aware and mindful.

 

Humans absorb subtle environmental clues to find their way, we just have to be prepared to notice and use them.

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