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It was a 3D animated TV show that ran on Slovak (or maybe Czech) television sometime between 2004 and 2013. I am sure it is a foreign show, since neither of these countries had produced animated TV shows at that time (that I know of).

The show was about three tribes of prehistoric people. The land they lived in was shown at the start of each episode (?) and was split three ways with mountains of some sort. There was a tribe of farmers, a tribe of hunters and a tribe of barbarians and each of them lived separately.

If I remember correctly there was a girl from the farmer tribe and a boy from the hunter tribe that were the main characters.

One of the tribes (maybe the farmers) knew how to count, but knew only the numbers one and two. When they had to count more things they repeated the numbers eg. if they had to count 5 sheep, they would count it as 2, 2 and 1. In one of the episodes an old hermit-y person from one of the tribes discovered additional numbers (3 and 4) and later (maybe in the same episode) the number 0 and 10 (or 100?) - in the process of discovering these new numbers, he marked trees in a forest with scratches. I seem to remember an X on a tree.

I don't remember much of the plot, but people of the tribes obviously met somehow and started interacting with each other, with the barbarians being the "bad guys" - they ware big, muscular and somehow round (?) compared to the other more stick-like characters. I also seem to remember they rode some brownish animal (possibly a boar, but I am unsure). I believe the girl was the more important of the two main characters and her father was somehow mysterious or something (I am very unsure about this part).

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  • The counting/numbers part reminds me of a bit from Clan of the Cave Bear, but no one was marking trees that I remember. people.math.harvard.edu/~knill/various/clan/index.html Commented Sep 2, 2022 at 20:15
  • @DoscoJones sorry this is the first time I have seen the video you have linked, but it might have been an inspiration for the cartoon
    – Minop
    Commented Sep 2, 2022 at 20:20
  • Does this look familiar? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gogs Commented Sep 2, 2022 at 20:26
  • @DoscoJones sorry again. It does not look familiar. I am pretty sure it was not claymation, but proper computer CG
    – Minop
    Commented Sep 2, 2022 at 20:28

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You're probably thinking of Lacets (2005).

From IMDB:

The Laïtes tribe lives on the site of "Plaça de Sant Jaume", today the square at the heart of Barcelona's old city. Their world is narrow and limited: they don't want to expand their horizons, and they cling to old beliefs and superstitions. The Lacets are their neighbours, a tribe made up of Laïtes who do not accept the murky mystifications of the Laïtes' witch-doctor. Laïtes and Lacets must overcome years of distrust and incomprehension, and unite their forces to face a new and imminent danger: the Barbarites...

As shown in the trailer below, the show is 3D-animated and revolves around three tribes: the Laietes, the Lacets, and the Barbarites.

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    Yes! Thank you very much this is it! A friend of mine has sent me this very link about 5 minutes ago and I was about to post it myself :D
    – Minop
    Commented Sep 2, 2022 at 21:15

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