I read that proto-Indo-European had words for numbers, just like modern languages. That did not surprise me. What surprised me is that they had words for numbers up to 100 or even 1000. I'm just curious, what did they use such numbers? Maybe they used them when they were building stuff, counting years (maybe they used all the #s), and looking into nature. Any guesses?
Note: the surprising thing is that some ancient languages have small number sets, which may be capped at a number like 5, 10, 20, or somewhere in between.