Origins of Mathematics in the Kitara and Kalahari regions of sub Saharan Africa nearly 40,000 years ago
THE DISCOVERY OF A MATHEMATICAL DOCUMENT AT ISHANGO VILLAGE
AROUND LAKE EDWARD NEAR SEMULIKI RIVER.
THE ISHAGO BONE: was discovered by Belgian archeologist in 1957 in a place called Ishango at a shore of Lake Edward near the border of D.R Congo and Uganda, part of the source of the river Nile.
The bone is 10 cm long dark brown object with a tally notches made on it and tabulated in three rows (columns). A second Ishango bone was also discovered by the same person.
A discussion about Ishango bone is still going on.
One group of researchers in Beligium thought that the bone has shown that ancient East and Central African people around Bunyoro during pre-historic time had knowledge of mathematics .
Other researchers have argued…
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