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  1. 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

  2. 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...

    6 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 17/12/2009

  3. through applying theoretical mathematics to the natural world

    1 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 28/05/2011

  4. One answer: The ability to know the specific time in the growing cycle would be important for farmers in a difficult environment: when to start to plant items, as well as when to stop planting as well.

    1 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 03/10/2011

  5. 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

  6. “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

  7. First -- what is "Throw Time?"

    1 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 09/10/2013

  8. Only as it had to do with cartography. True. The position of planets and their moons had a lot to do with establishing exact latitudes and longitudes. Important information for land owners.

    3 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 01/03/2014

  9. Myth and Survival Like Gilgamesh, Popol Vuh combines real human history and supernatural myth to give people a sense of their place in the universe, their divine origins and their earthly role. In this case, the...

    2 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 05/02/2013

  10. 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...

    2 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 09/05/2013

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