Ep270: Stone age computers



Stone age computers

We decided to spend a few episodes telling the story of how we got computers. This episode, in typical “Lab With Brad” fashion, we’re going all the way back to the beginning of the story. And by “beginning,” we mean slightly before we were human beings.

Here’s a video on the earliest stone tools found.

Oldest Known Stone Tools Discovered

Here’s an article on chimpanzees that hunt with spears.

Chimps Use “Spears” to Hunt Mammals, Study Says

Here’s a description of a bone from 35,000 years ago, used as a way to count something.

The Oldest Known Mathematical Artifact

Here’s an article on a somewhat later bone artifact that may or may not be mathematical.

Ishango bone





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