Oldest Calendar found in Scotland

Thanks for that, LOW.

The amount of times I visited there, and never knew. Quite a few recumbent stone circles in the area with interesting alignments, so I'm not entirely surprised there's an even earlier tradition.
Twelve posts? Even primitive tribesmen could have spotted that they needed thirteen lunar months to make up a solar year (though they might have missed out on leap years). Precessing the seasons by twenty-eight days every year you've got some real difficulties persuading the animals and berries to move their rhythms round to match…
Still, it's much easier to do twelve equispaced holes, and you'd just have to spin the Earth on its axis about ten percent faster…
Yes. I guess the buses run later and later every year. :D Could they have missed the thirteenth pit? seems unlikely.

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