Time through Nature

Researching how past civilisations created time pieces and used nature to tell time in Britain. Stars, stones, suns. Organic materials and nature connection.
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an image of a diagram of a cell phone and its parts labeled in the text
Ancient Astronomers—Brú na Bóinne
Ancient Astronomers—Brú na Bóinne
an old wooden object sitting on top of a table
An English clog almanack, 1696, 'a calendar for the illiterate, a block of wood on which weekdays, Sundays and saints' days are denoted by curved notches and symbols associated with saints'. (Chetham's Library)
an old book with writing on it, vintage line drawing or engraving stock photo alamy
The Clog Almanac came to England with the Vikings. They brought the practice of making almanacs or calendars carved on blocks of wood and for centuries unlettered people used these to keep track of the agricultural seasons and of the Christian seasons and festivals Stock Photo - Alamy
Download this stock image: The Clog Almanac came to England with the Vikings. They brought the practice of making almanacs or calendars carved on blocks of wood and for centuries unlettered people used these to keep track of the agricultural seasons and of the Christian seasons and festivals. - KXJYR8 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.
a large white block with writing on it's sides and two smaller blocks in the middle
Roman Calendar Inscription (Menologium Rusticum Colotianum) with Zodiac, Festivals, and Agricultural Activities
Roman Calendar Inscription (Menologium Rusticum Colotianum) with Zodiac, Festivals, and Agricultural Activities — Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
a rock with a hole in the middle surrounded by grass and rocks
Beautiful Celtic Art Calendars
Mên-an-Tol Stone, Cornwall, United Kingdom
black and white photograph of graffiti on the side of a building with swirls in it
Prehistoric Cochno Stone unearthed near housing estate The decoration occurs as a petroglyph on natural boulders and outcrops, and on megaliths such as the slab cists, stone circles, and passage graves. They are found mainly in Northern England, Scotland, Ireland, Portugal, North West Spain, North West Italy, Central Greece, and Switzerland. However, similar forms have also been found throughout the world including Mexico, Brazil, and India - Cochno Stone, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
an image of a blue and white painting with lines in the sky overlaid by stars
Mudi on Instagram: “Naum Gabo • ‘Opus 9’ 1973 . . . . #naumgabo #monoprint #tatecollection”
a green plate with gold dots and a crescent on the side, sitting in front of a white background
Mapping the Past - The Nebra Sky Disc - Archaeology Magazine - May/June 2019