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Response to [Mapping Time, …] by Richards

God made the days and nights but man made the Calendar.

– Anon

“In another meaning of the word, a calendar is an almanac, a program of future events or a record of past events, each assigned to a day or a year.”

“The calendar is thus a human invention…”  – then there must be more than one way to invent it.

The trail of people using calendar

Travelling around, need cues to predict weather, food, etc. for survival.

-> learnt to grow crops and to domesticate animals – more reliable to seasons

-> cities, armies, civil engineering, tax, wars and empires … came into being, all of which call for a calendar

-> need for sacrifice and rituals emerged – should be recorded by calendar


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