posted on Jul, 3 2012 @ 10:03 PM
reply to post by cry93
Well this is just my uneducated opinion (I love reading about ancient cultures, but I'm no historian or archeolgist), but I think they may have been
obsessed (or at least very concerned) with time simply due to survival.
Let me explain what I mean by that:
Crops and seasons. Animals and migration (for hunting). Rivers and flooding (like the flooding of the Nile that had a cycle).
Then maybe even more sophisticated things:
Beer and wine. Fermenting these and keeping them stored (I make my own beer and keeping track of when to rack the beer from it's primary to secondary
is good to know, and knowing how long it's been bottled for carbonation).
Again, I'm no expert here on this, but just sounds like it would make sense to keep track of time for some of these things. Loose track of the
seasons and the frost could kill your crops, people go without food.
Just guessing here.