Who developed the first catalog of stars and the first map of the skies?

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The name of the first person to map the stars is unknown, although according to David Whitehouse, writing for the BBC, a map of Orion was found etched on a 32,000-year-old ivory tablet. Early star charts may also have been painted on cave walls at Lascaux.

A map of the Pleiades, along with representations of the phases of the Moon, has been found embossed on a bronze tablet, called the Nebra Star Disk, that is dated to approximately 1600 B.C.E., and is associated with the Unetice people of Bronze Age Germany, according to Wikipedia. The disk is the earliest portable map of the sky known to exist.

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The Sumerians and Egyptians certainly had star maps and catalogs, but these have been lost. The oldest star atlas that we have record of was compiled by the Greek-Egyptian astronomer
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The Chinese made star maps early on. There have been prints of these maps made as the originals were on stone. Look it up. The Chinese seem to have been the earliest.
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