Neanderthals: The Earliest Accountants in History

Thank you to Grant over at Hankering For History for publishing me.

So it turns out that Neanderthal was history’s first accountant.

“Shya, right”, I can hear you say. “Big browed, primitive, cave man Neanderthal was a CPA? Pull the other leg.”

Okay, so I admit that Neanderthal was not actually an accountant per se. But the evidence is piling up indicating that Neanderthal was amongst our first professional counters. It certainly appears they using more complex math than we would have expected when first Philippe-Charles Schmerling found bones in a Belgian quarry in 1829. Norwich University even credits them as the first people to count.

Read the rest here.

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