Where Did Numbers Come from?


It is speculated that the first known use of numbers dates back to around 35,000 BC in Egypt. Numbers came from tally marks that were found on bones and other artefacts, as the tally marks were used for counting elapsed time, keeping of records, number of days, etc. This therefore brought about numbers.
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The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans had a numerical system based on ten. Research shows that many ancient civilizations scribbled lines on dirt or stone, and the lines represented the objects that were being counted.
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