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A Primitive Calendar

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A Primitive Calendar:
From the caves and the forests, man slowly evolved and built structures such as Stonehenge. Stonehenge, which lies 13km north of Salisbury, England, is believed to have been an ancient form of calendar designed to capture the light from the summer solstice in a specific fashion. The solstices have long been special days for various religious groups and cults. Archeologists and anthropologists today are not quite certain how the structure, believed to have been built about 2800 B.C., came to be erected since the technology required to join together the giant stones and raise them upright seems to be beyond the technological level of the Britons at the time. It is widely believed that the enormous edifice of stone may have been erected by the Druids. Regardless of the identity of the builders, it remains today a monument to man's intense desire to count and to track the occurrences of the physical world around him.
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