Lebombo Bone

The Lebombo bone is the oldest known mathematical artifact. It dates from 35000 BC and consists of 29 distinct notches that were deliberately cut into a baboon's fibula. It was discovered within a cave in the Lebombo mountains of Swaziland.

See also

Ishango Bone

This entry contributed by Ed Pegg, Jr. (author's link)

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Pegg, Ed Jr. "Lebombo Bone." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource, created by Eric W. Weisstein.

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