The discovery of an engraving near Mapungubwe that could have been used as an abacus

  • J. F. Durand Departement Dierkunde, Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit, Aucklandpark


A rock engraving discovered near a Khami settlement near Mapungubwe may contribute to our knowledge about the mathematics of a people well known for their trade relations with people from the Middle East. The feature is described and an interpretation of its possible uses as an abacus and as a map is forwarded.
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