Incas

The Incas and certain other pre Columbian tribes in Peru developed the Decimal System hundreds of years before it was used in Europe.
http://www.skygaze.com/content/facts/math.shtml

In 594 AD decimal notation is used for numbers in India. This is the system on which our current notation is based.

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