TITLE

Where do NUMBERS come from?: Making a mark

PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Think of a Number;2005, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It discusses the counting system devised by ancient Babylonians as they counted beyond their hands. It presents information on the clay tokens that they used as record of deals and how they kept records using notches in sticks or bones as well as making marks in lumps of wet clay. It also presents several of the symbols ancient Babylonians later used in place of the old tokens.
ACCESSION #
43901425

 

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