Digit wrote:Who found out about equinoxes and when I wonder?
They had to keep precise records
in order to be able to predict the next occurrence of whatever celestial phenomenom they cared to deem important (they were signs from the gods after all).
It seems to me the apparently astronomically oriented neolithical and archaeological structures were
. Like, obviously, the pyramids, the henges, the ziggurats, etc. etc. So I would consider the builders of those, or their immediate ancestors, to be the ones who "found out". You can fill in when as relevant of course.
The architects of the day appear to have been more like today's accountants: building (literally) precise records from which to periodically draw forecasting conclusions. Probably presented as predictions. And, of course, as the word of God.
Today that's the god Mammon, of course.
Just consider: the annual reports of today's giant corporations may be the pyramids of our progeny.