Mesopotamian Mathematics [F-11-40]

Presenter:Duncan Melville
Location: SUNY: Van Housen Extension SB27A
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 10:30 AM 11/17
Status: CLOSED

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The presenter will give an overview of current research into Mesopotamian mathematics, especially in the Old Babylonian period from ca. 2000 – 1600 BC. In the past few decades, there has been a great improvement in our understanding of the mathematics of the period, and also new research questions and ways of looking at the evidence have spurred on the field of study.

Duncan Melville is Peterson Professor of Mathematics at SLU. His research field is Mesopotamian mathematics.


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