The Theft of Traditional Knowledge

  The Theft of Traditional Knowledge In the Hood Health Handbook, we talk about how all the “herbal remedies” our ancestors developed are now being appropriated by the Western world for profit: For thousands of years Indian villagers have used an extract from the...

Black People Invented Healthcare

Black People Invented healthcare The Medical Problems of the Prehistoric Past We can presume that the most common medical problems in the prehistoric world weren’t those that are commonly associated with today’s toxic diets and environment, so what could have our...
The Ishango Bone – Living Mathematics 20,000 years before Pythagoras

The Ishango Bone – Living Mathematics 20,000 years before Pythagoras

What do you know about the Ishango bone? It’s a mathematical artifact found in the Congo. Dating back to about 20,000 years ago, this bone is carved with simple notches that symbolize mathematical and astronomical notations that scientists are still attempting to understand. And there are others like it.

Examples include the Thaïs Bone (12,000 years old, France), the Abri Blanchard Bone (27-34,000 years old, France), the Wolf Bone (30,000 years old, Czech Republic), and the Lebombo Bone (35,000 years old, Southern Africa). They’re all super-old, 100% Black-owned, highly mathematical, and worthy of your research. But I’ll make it easy.