The cultural history of numbers

Which people were the first to perform calculations? How did the Maya people do sums? What types of number system exist? These are only a few of the questions to be answered in this section. Visitors can trace the developments made by the cultures which have contributed most in terms of the evolution of numbers. And there are plenty of facts to be uncovered. Who knows what Babylonian or Chinese numbers look like, for instance?

Tally stick
Tally stick