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Mar 21, 2013

How did people tell time before clocks were invented?

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    Mar 21, 2013

    In olden days when there were no clocks invented then people used to calculate time with the help of position of the sun and stars in the night sky, hour glasses. The Ancient Egyptians divided the day into two 12-hour periods, and used large obelisks to track the movement of the Sun. Length of shadows was also used to analyze the time i.e. morning time shadows are larger, at noon shadow is smaller and again in evening shadow is larger. Also, sun rising and setting were used for time analyzing.

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    Mar 21, 2013

    By the position of sun in day time and stars at night.

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    Mar 21, 2013

    How would I know yr.. I was born after the invention of clocks.

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