Clockwork Before the Clock and Timekeepers Before Timekeeping
The object of this paper is to bring new evidence to bear upon the origin of timekeepers, and to show from this that a particular technology, the making of astronomical models, has been crucial. The techniques of these models have brought about a change in Man’s dealing with time at the deepest philosophical and personal levels. Our thesis, in brief, is that timekeeping was invented from and because of a prior available technology during the first century B.C.
KeywordsGear Train Fourth Century Gear Wheel Differential Gear Zodiacal Sign
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