
Re: Ariadne's thread
Posted:
Nov 24, 2011 10:03 AM


Franz, thank you for your input. Much can be learned by reading ancient math texts outside mythology, a context that you tend to stress.
Reading ancient math texts requires input from linguists and math historians that are interested in reading ancient texts as written.
My work in this arena began by chance 20 years ago. One project took the entire 20 years to complete, introduced by:
http://www.eimacs.com/blog/
Pointing out ancient mathematics as written, working with subtle clues, are often difficult to place in historical context . The 2011 paper cited in the imacs.com blog provides a list of of Egyptian scribe math tools in its appendices.
Best Regards,
Milo Gardner

