This thesis is an expansion on preliminary methodological systematics to a multi-disciplinary identification of cosmology in sub-Saharan Africa.
The work also draws causal relationships to an explanatory level through rigorous inferences of the observed past across cultural boundaries, specifically amongst the oral traditions, archaeology and ethnography of the Great Zimbabwe cultural complex.
It provides cosmogenic knowledge of sub-Saharan African indigenous astronomy and the geomythology of Great Zimbabwe as evidence suggesting supernova remnant RX J0852.0-4622 / G 266.2-1.2 as an historical event at the turn of the 14th century.
And, that there may be a repository of hidden knowledge amongst other southern hemisphere continental populations that were visibly and physically affected possibly by the nearest, most recent and brightest supernova.
Amongst the newly identified finds announced in the research are various early structures that relate to astronomy, tombs, burials, artefacts, sacred areas, a vast cave system with palaeontological potential, a lost city and a meteorite strewn field associated with impact craters from a recent phenomenal bolide airburst.
The vast socio-political belief system change caused by the impact is discussed, which may also form part of the centuries old origins geomythology, recorded and found amongst the enigmatic genetically-related trader descendants since the mediaeval trade network era of southern Africa.
Furthermore, the work concludes postulates of the 14th century climatic change as a result of the γ-ray flux from the supernova and a host of migrations and affectations throughout the world at the time of the so-called unrecorded event and how the Great Zimbabwe Great Enclosure functioned as a cosmic reference to a unique event.
A Japanese written record on the 13th September 1271 appears to verify and revere a strange orb of light that appeared before dawn which is depicted as a mandala circular ring surrounding a dot. The viewing altitude and azimuth of this orb coincides with the path taken by RX J0852.0-4622 at the exact times recorded in the texts.