Posts Tagged ‘origin of speech’

The origins of counting

November 11, 2012

Before an intelligence can turn to counting it must first have some concept of numbers. When and how did our ancient ancestors  first develop a concept of numbers and then start counting?

What led humans to counting and when?

…  the increasing complexities of co-operation and their requirements for communication was what drove the parallel – and inter-linked – development of speech and numerology starting some 150,000 years ago.

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