"Virgil" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:virgil-0072B9.14350916072013@BIGNEWS.USENETMONSTER.COM... > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > "Julio Di Egidio" <email@example.com> wrote: >> "Virgil" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message >> news:virgil-78C15E.13085216072013@BIGNEWS.USENETMONSTER.COM... >> >> > Where is your evidence that, prior to the invention of writing, mankind >> > ever counted anything? >> >> Anthropology, but even just a bit of good sense: writing is a relatively >> late invention. > > Mere speculation doesn't count. > Once writing began, evidence of counting, in the recording of numbers, > accumulated, but before writing, where is there any HARD evidence for > anyone counting?
You are shameless...
Yet nothing is per chance and here is a result I have got at a first googling:
Jadran Mimica Intimations of Infinity: The Cultural Meanings of the Iqwaye Counting and Number Systems <http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intimations-Infinity-Cultural-Explorations-Anthropology/dp/0854968547> << From a description of the counting system of Iqwaye people of Papua New Guinea, the author develops a deeper and broader interpretation of the Iqwaye kinship system and cosmology, culminating in a powerful critique of western assumptions about the development of rational thought. >>