When the alarm clock rings on a Monday morning, it is fair to say that this is an instance where we’d prefer that time didn’t exist- but without it life as we know it would most likely cease to exist.
A life without time management and structure would be a very different and a much less productive world- it is hard to imagine a life without rushing to be on time, never mind living without the style credentials a favourite watch can bring.
Journey back in time about 6,000 years when our ancestors began to build civilisations and this was the dilemma they faced. No longer was the division of day and night sufficient- a more unified system of time keeping was required.
Before the clocks and watches we have come to know and love today became so highly integrated into our everyday lives, techniques with varying levels of accuracy were used.
Here are some of the more commonly known methods from the past which enabled man to calculate time.