Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago

Did the ancient olmec people understand reality? Like dI'd they know a lot about the world they lived in?

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    4 weeks ago
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    They knew enough that

    2,400 years later

    WE still know of THEM.

    I wonder how many cultures existing today will be completely "lost to history" in 2,500 years.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Well, yeah, they did, Karen. They are credited with using 'zero' in their mathematics. Oh yeah, they had mathematics. And other inventions.

    "Today, it’s almost impossible to conceive of a world that doesn’t have the concept of “zero.” Nevertheless, until relatively recently, in most societies around the world, the number zero simply didn’t exist."

    Water drainage, games, math, etc. etc.

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