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The material origin of numbers : insights from the archaeology of the ancient Near East

Author: Karenleigh A Overmann
Publisher: Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press, LLC, [2019]
Series: Gorgias studies in the ancient Near East, 14
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abstract: "The Material Origin of Numbers examines how number concepts are realized, represented, manipulated, and elaborated. Utilizing the cognitive archaeological framework of Material Engagement Theory and culling data from disciplines including neuroscience, ethnography, linguistics, and archaeology, Overmann offers a methodologically rich study of numbers and number concepts in the ancient Near East from the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karenleigh A Overmann
ISBN: 9781463207434 1463207433
OCLC Number: 1200652113
Accession No: (DK-800010)99123356867405763
Description: xi, 313 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Numbers through a different lens --
What's a number, really? --
Assembling an elephant, one bit at a time --
Behavioral traces --
Language in holistic context --
Ancient languages and Mesopotamian numbers --
Fingers and tallies --
The Neolithic clay tokens --
Numerical notations and writing --
The role of materiality in numerical concepts --
Concluding remarks and questions
Series Title: Gorgias studies in the ancient Near East, 14
Responsibility: Karenleigh A. Overmann

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Abstract: "The Material Origin of Numbers examines how number concepts are realized, represented, manipulated, and elaborated. Utilizing the cognitive archaeological framework of Material Engagement Theory and culling data from disciplines including neuroscience, ethnography, linguistics, and archaeology, Overmann offers a methodologically rich study of numbers and number concepts in the ancient Near East from the late Upper Paleolithic Period through the Bronze Age"

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