Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hunter-Gatherer Calendar Discovered in Scots Field

Vince Gaffney, Professor Archaeology at Birmingham, describes evidence of a 10,000 year old calendar constructed in a field in Scotland:  "The evidence suggests that hunter-gatherer societies in Scotland had both the need and sophistication to track time across the years, to correct for seasonal drift of the lunar year and that this occurred nearly 5,000 years before the first formal calendars known in the Near East."

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