About 9,500 years ago in the Mesopotamian region of Sumer, ancient accountants kept track of farmers' crops and livestock by stacking small pieces of baked clay, almost like the tokens used in board games today.
Civilization existed before money, but probably wouldn’t have gotten very far without it. Discover the #Origins of money, tonight at 9
Watching this bs and in a series called origins the first mention of black people you show us a form of currency its disgusting i really respected the brand til now and i been reading the publications for 30 years horrible
Within the next 500-700 years I believe money and currency may finally be retired. Even work may change with automation (like alot less of it)
Whoever is trying to turn this into another "And then the Great white folks came along and brought Civilization to the world by making paper money is dead wrong...". The Chinese invented paper money during the Tang Dynasty almost 500 years before any white folks came across that concept.
On the cover of The Rolling Stone.
It's a psychedelic Renaissance folks.
Have a #SundayFunday in the #CradleofHumankind with all these adrenaline-pumping activities to choose from: http://www.thecradleofhumankind.net/what-to-do/adrenaline-pumping
A spectacular scapula for #FossilFriday! Here's #HomoNaledi under the microscope. Get a closer look at real fossils in our upcoming exhibit!
Captain Tyler McLaughlin of the Pinwheel talks about his passion for bluefin tuna fishing and hopes for the future #WickedTuna
This iconic hairstyle has been around for longer than you might think. Could it be time for a mullet comeback?
Though they weren't called mullets back then, the business in the front, party in the back hairstyle has been around for a long time. They've been reemerging through history for many years, is it time for a comeback? #Explorer
Watch Explorer on Nat Geo Monday at 10/9c. How many animals of each kind did Moses put on the ark? If you answered two, then congratulations: You're wrong. It wasn't Moses who put animals on the ark; it was Noah.
We live in a world with many “alternative facts,” which means verifying and fact-checking ourselves and those in our community plays an important role in determining what is real and what is fake.