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Archaeologists have discovered a lunar calendar, whose age is estimated to be 10,000 years old
World’s Oldest Calendar
A group of archaeologists from the University of Birmingham in the next excavation in Aberdeenshire, in Scotland, revealed how she believes is the oldest man-made lunar calendar, the age of which according to preliminary estimates of at least 10,000 years.
Prior to that, the title of the ancient calendar was rightfully finds discovered in Mesopotamia, where in the area of the Tiber river and the Euphrates was found monument, whose age, according to experts, is 5,000 years old.
Scientists from the University of Birmingham, said that the finding in a field near the English calendar Crathes Castle is a 12 carefully made holes in a row. Each such well by guesswork archaeologists represents one month of the year and the phase in which the moon.
In truth, the first excavations in Aberdeenshire, and this finding was held in 2004. However, scientists have only now been able to carry out all the necessary tests of this finding, the results of which led them to believe that in front of them is the oldest structure of its kind.
Scientists believe that the residents of these places likely to have used this structure to keep track of time to prepare for seasonal changes and stock up on food.
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