A team from the University of Birmingham recently announced an astronomical discovery in Scotland marking the beginnings of recorded time.
Announced last month in the Journal of Internet Archaeology, the Mesolithic monument consists of a series of pits near Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Estimated to date from 8,000 B.C., this 10,000 year old structure would pre-date calendars discovered in the Fertile Crescent region of the Middle East by over 5,000 years.
So the Scots invented the means to track time, and then promptly invented scotch, a great way to lose track of time.
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