10,000-year-old calendar said discovered in Scottish field, possibly world's oldest

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    World's oldest calendar dating back more than 10,000 years discovered in Scotland. (Daily Mail)

    • The monument is made up of 12 pits that appear to mimic moon phases
    • This would have made it possible for residents to track lunar months
    • It was discovered in Warren Field near Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire
    • The discovery predates the earliest known calendar by 5,000 years
    much more at the link above
     
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    Here's BBC News's story, with a video:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-23286928
     
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    An advanced set of hunter-gatherers, that particular tribe. They could imagine a future, one that needed to be scheduled for.

    The dawn of time indeed.
     

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