168 Marks on The Ishango Bone

The marks were humble, even gentle in their up and down march on 30,000 year-old fibula …six times ticking off the lunar month.

My inner eye netted her tiny, black hands meticulously aligning the rows so that her menstrual beat merged with the moon’s ballet; and she became the earth’s first mathematician.

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