One thing it was used for was the calendar. New months traditionally began when astronomers were able to see the new moon.
2 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 01/02/2010
Actually it was too much to put in here, especially during the Medieval times - when Europe was a chaotic battle field the Arabic empire in the east excels in almost every department. You can find extensive and non-biased information from the...
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through applying theoretical mathematics to the natural world
1 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 28/05/2011
For pretty much the same reason that other cultures did--to determine the proper time for planting crops. You do that by keeping track of the solstice dates and other events, such as the rising of a particular star over a certain rock...
5 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 17/09/2012
“astrology was one of the most practical sciences of the age. Apart from the astrology, the almanack forecasts and so on, it was essential for calendar making and for Medicine and all uses of herbs, and rules of health, for horticultural and...
1 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 15/04/2008
First -- what is "Throw Time?"
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The Aztecs weren't building up their knowledge base from scratch - an important thing to remember about Pre-Columbian Meso-American civilzations is that they would assimilate conquered people into their own...
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