Climatic instability, food storage, and the development of numerical counting: a cross-cultural study

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 33 Published In Pages: 341-368
By Divale, William Tulio


A model for the development of counting systems is tested. The hypothesis presented predicts that unpredictable climate conditions result in inconsistent food supply which leads to the need for food storage and, thus, a system to account for the stored food. Results strongly support this hypothesis.

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