3,000-year-old sundial uncovered in Ukraine
Published on October 21st, 2013 | by Admin0
The sundial may have marked the final resting place of a young man sacrificed or otherwise marked as a messenger to the gods or ancestors, said study researcher Larisa Vodolazhskaya of the Archaeoastronomical Research Center at Southern Federal University in Russia. Vodolazhskaya analyzed the geometry of the tire-size stone and its carvings, confirming the stone would have marked the time using a system of parallel lines and an elliptical pattern of circular depressions.
Story: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience | Photo: Larisa Vodolazhskaya