The world’s oldest lunar calendar

Published on July 16th, 2013 | by Admin

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Archaeologists working in Scotland believe they have found the world’s oldest lunar calendar.

Excavations of a field at Crathes Castle found a series of 12 pits which appear to mimic the phases of the moon and track lunar months.

A team led by the University of Birmingham suggests the ancient monument was created by hunter-gatherers about 10,000 years ago.

The pit alignment, at Warren Field, was first excavated in 2004.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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