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
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)
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
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.
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