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CONTENTS of 1,000,000 BC- 8,001 BC: The peopling of the prehistoric Americas and the extinctions of the American megafauna

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Approximately 9,000 BC - 3,500 BC: "Exchange of goods" is begun...and a three dimensional combination of an accounting/inventory system and medium of exchange may represent the earliest pseudo-writing technology

Supply is ramping up to meet demand in the new human economic system, as people are developing cereal grasses and raising sheep, as well as creating much improved agricultural implements and constructing villages.

-- Milestones in Technology, February 26, 1999, The Knoxville News-Sentinel ["http://www.knoxnews.com/"]

Tiny sculpted 3D geometric primitives (balls, cones, disks and more) made of baked clay seemed to have been used in the Mideast for records-keeping and inventories related to commerce around 8,500 BC. Similar objects in Europe may have served purposes like these as well.

-- FIRST WRITING MAY HAVE BEEN THREE-DIMENSIONAL From Science Frontiers Digest of Scientific Anomalies ["http://www.knowledge.co.uk/frontiers/"] #1, September 1977 by William R. Corliss, citing "From Reckoning to Writing," Scientific American, p. 58, August 1977

-- "Graven in Clay", page 14, Feats and Wisdom of the Ancients, Library of Curious and Unusual Facts, Time-Life Books, 1990

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