Remote Islanders Invented Binary Number System Before Famed Mathematician

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Remote Islanders Invented Binary Number System Before Famed Mathematician

Mangareva - Binary System

Mangareva is home to just 2,000 inhabitants. The island is a tiny 18 square kilometres (6.94 sq mi) and is located halfway between Easter Island and Tahiti. Yet on this small, remote island, the ancient inhabitants were more mathematically advanced than the rest of Europe when they invented a numerical system for trading.  

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