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Materiality in numerical cognition

Subtitle:
Material engagement theory and the counting technologies of the Ancient Near East
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Using the Material Engagement Theory of Cognitive Archaeologist Lambros Malafouris as its framework, the thesis offers a unique synthesis of data from neuroscience, ethnography, linguistics, and archaeology to outline how number concepts are realized, manipulated, and elaborated. The process is described as an interactivity of psychological processes like numerosity, behaviors that manipulate objects into concept-generating stimuli, and material objects with semiotic qualities distinct fro...

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archinst
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Keble College
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archinst
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orient
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University of Bergen, Norway
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Lambros Malafouris
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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