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Numeracy, Metrology and Mathematics in Mesopotamia: Social and Cultural Practices

  • Grégory Chambon


Since the first decipherments of cuneiform writing in the XIX century, academics have been interested in the reconstruction of the ancient Near Eastern numerical and metrological systems as well as abstract ideas and techniques, which were identified, in modern times, as mathematics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grégory Chambon
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Bretagne OccidentaleBrestFrance

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