Ishango Meeting
Fonds for Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Fund for Scientific Research of Flanders Ministère du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, chargé de la Recherche scientifique. Ministerie van de Regering van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, belast met Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek. Ishango, 22000 and 50 years later:
the cradle of mathematics?
Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium

The first Ishango rod ((c) IRSNB).
Special meeting about the 22000 years old Ishango rod, whose mathematical properties were revealed for the first time in Jean de Heinzelin's excavation's report on 1957 February 28, exactly 50 years ago at the time of the conference. >>> POSTER.
Main location: Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, Brussels.


Scoop: revelation of the second Ishango rod.

2007 Feb 28 - March 2.
Late afternoon: outreach to the general audience
Click for program details and list of speakers.
Taste the topic: here is reprint from the journal "Anthropologica et Praehistorica":
"Mathematics in (central) Africa before colonization".

Organising scientists from the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren), The Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (Brussels), the University of Ghent, and the Architecture Department Sint-Lucas Association KULeuven (Brussels).

Order your copy of the proceedings, including the first papers on the second Ishango rod:
A second 22000 years old mathematical rod?