Where and by whom was the radiocarbon dating method developed
The zero is a sign we place in a location in a number when there is nothing there—to tell us, for example, that 40 means four tens and no units, or that 405 is four hundreds, no tens, and five units. When you stack such rings one on top of the other, and you let them represent, in turn, the units, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, and so on, based on each ring’s location, you get the highly efficient number system we have today.
Think of each ring as a dial—when it goes around full circle, you get 0 and you add a 1 to the ring above it.
Mathematically, the Greco-Roman-Etruscan number system is an endlessly repetitive number system that is inefficient and cumbersome.
Krauss's theory that the universe emerged out of sheer "nothingness," countering the arguments using results from physics, cosmology, and the abstract mathematics of set theory.
As is well known, Cambodian artifacts have been plundered for decades and sold illegally on the international antiquities markets.
During the Khmer Rouge era, while killing 1.7 million of their own people, Pol Pot and his henchmen also looted, vandalized or destroyed more than 10,000 ancient statues or inscriptions.
The ancient Babylonians (preceded by the Akkadians and Sumerians) had a base-60 number system, without a zero.
So already 4,000 years ago, people in ancient Babylon understood that it is efficient to make numbers become “circular” or dial-like, in the sense that 60 was like our 10, and 3600 (60 squared) was like our 100, and so on.
The Cambodian zero proved that zero was an Eastern invention.