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Materiality in numerical cognition

Alternative title:
Material engagement theory and the counting technologies of the Ancient Near East
Abstract:

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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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Keble College
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Role:
Examiner
Department:
University of Bergen, Norway
Role:
Examiner
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Malafouris, L
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2016-08-04

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