I believe that the ancient peoples “always knew” where they were going and many people today seem to just know where they are going or have a “sense of direction”.
Tristan Gooley, has written a fascinating book called, “The Natural Navigator”, he covers many of the clues that help navigate, especially the position of the sun and stars. This is a must-read book and covers so many features of natural navigation in an easy to read and thoughtful way.
Tristan Gooley demonstrates the range of navigational clues available in depth. This demonstrates how you must pick up on everything you can to get home safely.
Tristan and I do not yet agree on how animals navigate but we share the same passions for resolving the dilemma of navigation.