en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_measurement

As civilization developed, so too did the need for units of measurement. These were required ... It is possible to group official measurement systems for large societies into historical systems that are relatively ... were used in the 3rd millennium BC and are the earliest known units used by ancient peoples to measure length.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_and_US_customary_measurement_systems

The imperial and US customary systems of measurement are two closely inter- related systems of measurement both derived from earlier English system of measurement units which can be traced back to Ancient ... US Customary units, developed and used in the United States after the American Revolution, are based on a ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_of_measurement

A system of measurement is a collection of units of measurement and rules relating them to each other. Systems of measurement have historically been ...

www.britannica.com/science/measurement-system

Oct 27, 2011 ... Ancient Mediterranean systems ... The Egyptians developed methods and instruments for measuring land at a very early date. ... What Does "SPF" Mean? ... Expressed in terms of these equivalents, the digit (digitus), or 1/16 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_metric_system

Concepts similar to those behind the metric system had been discussed in the 16th and 17th .... Here Wilkins also proposed a decimal system of units of measure based on .... interest in the underlying theory of the development of systems of measure. ...... Other units of measure which did not rely on specific artefacts were ...

www.britannica.com/science/cubit

Mar 6, 2016 ... cubit: unit of linear measure used by many ancient and medieval peoples. ... Learn More in these related articles: ... Developed about 3000 bc, it was based on the length of the arm ... history of measurement theory (in measurement system: Greeks and Romans) (in measurement system: The Egyptians) (in ...

www.npl.co.uk/educate-explore/factsheets/history-of-length-measurement

One of the oldest units of length measurement used in the ancient world was the ' cubit' ... This act attempted to introduce systems of measures more widely into British ... and one of these (number 6) replaced the Mètre des Archives to become the ... Britain did not sign the Metre Convention until 1884 and even then was not ...

www.cdfa.ca.gov/dms/kidspage/History.htm

Societies cannot develop and grow without its citizens conducting business. ... These weights and measures were not always the same. ... The need for a single worldwide measurement system is becoming more ... The United States uses the "customary system" and is the only major industrialized country that does not ...

www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/HistTopics/Measurement.html

Ancient measurement of length was based on the human body, for example the ... There were unbelievably many different measurement systems developed in early ... These units of length, as were the Greek units of weight and volume, were ... The Romans did not use the cubit but, perhaps because most of the longer ...

www.metricationmatters.com/docs/MetricationTimeline.pdf

The subsequent development of the metric system in France in the 1790s was also heavily ..... have any idea how the people of those ancient times measured. .... Another example occurs because the Roman soldiers did a lot of marching.