News Stories relating to "calendar"
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Scottish archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest known lunar calendar--a series of 12 large, especially shaped pits, around 10,000 years old, that were designed to mimic the various phases of the moon. The pits align perfectly on the midwinter solstice in a way that would have helped the hunter gathers of Mesolithic Britain keep accurate...
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Researchers say our calendar needs radical change
. Using computer programs and mathematical formulas, astrophysicist Richard Conn Henry has teamed up with economist Steve H. Hanke to create a new calendar in which each new 12-...
Monday, December 12, 2011
In 2010, Anne Strieber posted a diary
in which she said that there are 3 kinds of Christmas and we can celebrate one of them
, two of them, or...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Is it a miniature stonehenge you could carry around in your pocket? It's sort of a prehistoric pocket watch. Some archeologists think it's a fake, while others insist that it's a real artifact that is 3,600 years old. It was recovered from the treasure hunters who found it in a "sting" operation in Switzerland. What is it?