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answered In Studying the peoples of pre-Roman Britain, what are our primary reference sources?
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I suppose that would depend on if indeed there were Astronomical Sciences (or other Sciences for that matter) behind the building and meaning of Stonehenge and the other henges. It would seem that for a period of history the possible "astronomical understanding" was not understood. This would imply that for some reason knowledge was not passed on.
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@Lohoris I have updated my Answer with more information on the Mayan Calendar. Essentially the argument would be that due to the fact that the Mayan Calendar had no need for a leap year it represents a more accurate calendar. Of course much more could be said of their astronomy and use of mathematics, but the simplest argument would begin with the leap year/no leap year.
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Expanded explanation and source cited per request in comments by Lohoris. (Maya Calendar)
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@Lohoris As for the Mayan calendar I will do some digging into my material. Please note my previous comments "My reasoning for providing this answer was to jumpstart the thought process of others to hopefully provide other answers." I had no idea that others would accept this as a primary answer. I would have assumed there would be many more answers as well as suggest proper citations should be used. :-) thanks again
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@Lohoris An editing error. The beginning of the sentence was supposed to be down below in the General medicines. "Researchers have commented that the medicine of Ancient Egypt..." Thanks for catching that. I have since made the change in the answer.
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Comments for any downvote are appreciated. My reasoning for providing this answer was to jumpstart the thought process of others to hopefully provide other answers. If contents of my answer are not deemed suitable or are not accurate I will gladly edit my answer by either providing a notation or a complete cut of that content (as I already have).
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+1 Thanks for posting your comment as an answer.
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Answers do not need to be in list form nor do they need to be more than just one example.
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@MichaelF Thanks, +1 for the extra research. :–)
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@mgb I agree money money money... Thanks for the comments.
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@mgb Would it be true to say that another reason for the lack of mega-projects was the lack of reinforced building techniques (E.g. Roman Cement)? As for the Roman Arch I am creating a notation in my post. Would you agree that the Roman Vault and Dome should still be included?