In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Albrecht <email@example.com> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2013 22:48:45 UTC+2 schrieb Virgil: > > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > > > > Albrecht <albstorz> wrote: > > > > > > > > > Die Geschichte der Mathematik reicht zurück bis ins Altertum und den > > > Anfängen > > > > > des Zählens in der Jungsteinzeit. Nachweise erster Anfänge von > > > Zählverfahren > > > > > reichen ca. 50.000 Jahre zurück. (from German Wikipedia) > > > > > (The history of mathematics goes back to ancient times and the beginnings > > > of > > > > > counting in the Neolithic period. Evidence first beginnings of counting > > > range > > > > > about 50,000 years ago. ) > > > > > > > > If, as I suspect, that evidence is based on marks made on bones or cave > > > > walls or the like, it is the beginning of writing, which is what I said > > > > marked the first evidence of counting. > > > > -- > > Incorrigible liar. You claimed, that there is no evidence for counting older > than some thousand years. > Already forgotten?
In any real world, your "some thousand years" will cover 50 thousand. years.
And those 50,000 year old bone markings may be evidence of counting but also may not be. As there is no text, or other evidence with them to establish their meanings as ubeqeuivocally numerical, we cannot be sure. --