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...

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.britannica.com/science/measurement-system

Measurement system, any of the systems used in the process of associating ...
been the most ubiquitous standard of linear measurement in the ancient world.
Developed about 3000 bc, it was based on the length of the arm from the elbow
to .... Expressed in terms of these equivalents, the digit (digitus), or <sup>1</sup>/16 foot, was
18.5 ...

nrich.maths.org/2434

... find ways to divide up pieces of land, develop a system to help keep track of ...
Another early way of measuring that was developed was to find the heights of
trees. ... map makers and scientists have created special tools to help them
measure ... Did you know that the tallest tree in the world is in Redwood National
Park in ....

education.ed.pacificu.edu/charlesm/courses/mathsci/numsys/numsys.html

In addition they can learn more about those ancient civilizations from
understanding ... They developed a base-60 (sexidecimal) system with numbers
less than sixty represented in base-ten. ... How did they multiply in the
Babylonian system? ... Angle measurement (360 degrees equals a circle) and
time measurements (60 ...

www.csun.edu/science/ref/measurement/units/units.doc

Unlike the English (Customary) system, the metric system did not evolve from a
variety of ancient measurement systems, but was a logical, simplified system
developed .... (t) The largest pressure ever developed in a laboratory was 1.70
______, used to ... These are known as the fundamental units because they can
not be ...

www.sciencemadesimple.com/metric_system.html

The metric system is a system of units for measurement developed in late 18th ...
These were derived from each other via the properties of natural objects, mainly
.... On the other hand, the metric system did not define a decimal unit of time ...

www.hindawi.com/journals/janthro/2014/489757/

Nov 7, 2013 ... The subjects for Galton's study and those of several other investigators lacked ...
for the forearm and hand allow comparison to the ancient unit. ... Many definitions
seem to agree on this aspect of the unit, yet it does not produce a ..... in the
Roman system of measures as well as in different Greek systems.

www.bwmaonline.com/Imperial Origins.htm

The ancient Egyptians certainly used a version to build the pyramids. ... Imperial
measures are usually based on 12's or 16's because these can be divided into ...
The reason the word came about is because the measurements are those as ...
Given the base ten myth (see next paragraph) the metric system does not enjoy ...

www.burn-heart.com/rulers-of-the-ancient-world/

The "Rulers of the Ancient World" is a metrology/design/production project, ... with
the creation and development of systems of measurement, this project seeks to ...
are far-reaching- to illuminate the use of these ancient measurement systems, ...