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Who invented the astonomy calendars?  

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reece3 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 18, 2009 at 10:59 PM via web

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Who invented the astonomy calendars?

 

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etotheeyepi | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted February 20, 2012 at 5:23 AM (Answer #2)

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17,000 year old lunar calendar at Lascaux?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/975360.stm

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suvetha | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted March 23, 2012 at 3:23 PM (Answer #3)

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By the greeks

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enotechris | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted November 19, 2009 at 4:42 AM (Answer #4)

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Calendars have been around since people started marking time. Prehistoric peoples observed the night sky, and recorded the movement of the moon, planets and stars. A bone found near South Africa contains 29 notches that seem to be in reference to a woman marking her menstrual cycle, or someone observing the cycle of the moon (the word "moon" actually comes from "moonth," or period of about 29 days.)  This bone is over 35,000 years old.

The study of astronomy actually evolved from the desire to be able to accurately mark long chunks of time, especially as mankind began to farm. It was important to know when to plant seeds and harvest.  This may have also led to the first concepts of religion, as the priest or priestess could calculate and predict when certain celestial events would occur, the most notable being eclipses, in addition to other long-term lunar cycles.  Structures like Stonehenge in England and Caracol in Mexico are examples of ancient and accurate obervatories that function, among other things, as calendars.  These structures are a few to several thousand years old.

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astrosonu | Student | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM (Answer #5)

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Greek people

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astrosonuthird | Student | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM (Answer #6)

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But who among the greeks?

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