As you might imagine, the development of a base system is an important step in making the counting process more efficient. Our own base-ten system probably arose from the fact that we have 10 fingers including thumbs on two hands. This is a natural development. However, other civilizations have had a variety of bases other than ten. The Babylonians used a base-sixty sexigesimal system. In this chapter, we wrap up with a specific example of a civilization that actually used a base system other than
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Mayan hieroglyphic writing , system of writing used by the Maya people of Mesoamerica until about the end of the 17th century, years after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. With the 21st-century discovery of the Mayan site of San Bartolo in Guatemala came evidence of Mayan writing that pushed back its date of origin to at least or bc. It was the only true writing system developed in the pre-Columbian Americas. Mayan inscriptions are found on stelae standing stone slabs , stone lintels, sculpture, and pottery, as well as on the few surviving Mayan books, or codices.
Cold Write- I can write an auto-biography. Today, can children write about their lives up til now. We will be learning about biographies in this next genre and this will be our introduction to it. In school, we give minimal help on a cold task.
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