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Amazing techniques used by ancient Africans to count and keep numeric records

July 26, 2018 at 07:10 am | History

Alice Otchere Johnson

Alice Otchere Johnson | Intern Writer

July 26, 2018 at 07:10 am | History

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Africa has often been described as the cradle of all humanity and continues to prove so with the discovery of fascinating technologies dated back thousands of years.

Over those years, Africans employed several techniques to make their lives better, such as in hygiene, cosmetology and very interestingly, counting.

Before numerals were brought into Africa by colonizers, ancient Africans devised ways to count by way of keeping records on their livestock, crops and clan members.

Scroll through to learn some of these methods.

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