Stages of Civilization  

These stages are pointed out most clearly in the book The New Renaissance (Douglas Robertson, 1998). The ideas appear in many other places too.

Stage Data Defined by Studied by Mathematics Education
0 107 neocortex Anthropology, Genetics (none) (none)
1 109 language Anthropology, Linguistics proof mentor
2 1011 writing Archaeology axiomatic method library
3 1017 printing History standardized symbols textbooks, public school
4 1025 computers Sociology? experiment self-taught specialists

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