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Can ancient calendars be considered engineering or physics inventions?

  1. Dec 3, 2012 #1
    I was wondering if the early calendars developed by mankind can be considered engineering or physics inventions, as they were developed to count or measure time. Any opinions about this?
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  3. Dec 3, 2012 #2


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    You need physics to know what you want to build, and engineering to build it.
  4. Dec 4, 2012 #3
    I think that they were probably a theological invention, if in a primitive society you could foretell the time to plant crops, the changing cycle of tides or when animals would start to migrate than you'd be a wise man who communicated with the Gods and thus got the best of everything.
  5. Dec 4, 2012 #4


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    I agree w/ mfb. Why do you feel the need to put a lable on them?
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