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A team from the University of Birmingham recently announced an astronomical discovery in Scotland marking the beginnings of recorded time.
Announced last month in the Journal of Internet Archaeology, the Mesolithic monument consists of a series of pits near Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Estimated to date from 8,000 B.C., this 10,000 year old structure would pre-date calendars discovered in the Fertile Crescent region of the Middle East by over 5,000 years.
But this is no ordinary wall calendar.
Originally unearthed by the National Trust for Scotland in 2004, the site is designated as Warren Field near the town of Crathes. It consists of 12 pits in an arc 54 metres long that seem to correspond with 12 lunar months, plus an added correction to bring the calendar back into sync with the solar year on the date of the winter solstice.
A diagram of the Warren Field site, showing the 12 pits (below) and the alignment with the phases of the Moon plus the rising of the winter solstice Sun. Note: the scale should read “0-10 metres.”
Originally posted by havok
reply to post by predator0187
Again, proving we know nothing about the minds of ancient cultures from years ago.
We keep finding things that blow modern history books out of the water.
Again proving that the ancient Scots were more advanced
Originally posted by jrmcleod
Again proving that the ancient Scots were more advanced than most other races on Earth... Ness of Brogdar, Callanish and now this find (and only 15 miles from my house)
Originally posted by predator0187
we keep discovering stuff that keeps re-writing science all the time.