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Carvings revealed to be an ancient sundial used by the Srubnaya people of the Bronze Age.

Carvings revealed to be an ancient sundial used by the Srubnaya people of the Bronze Age.

(Huffington Post Science)

A carved stone found marking a Bronze Age grave in the Ukraine is the oldest sundial of its kind ever found, a new study reveals.
The sundial may have marked the final resting place of a young man sacrificed or otherwise marked as a messenger to the gods or ancestors, said study researcher Larisa Vodolazhskaya of the Archaeoastronomical Research Center at Southern Federal University in Russia. Vodolazhskaya analyzed the geometry of the tire-size stone and its carvings, confirming the stone would have marked the time using a system of parallel lines and an elliptical pattern of circular depressions.

(Note: This article as posted on many sites on the internet contains a mistake. The sundail has been found in the Ukraine and not as the header states in Russia.)

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