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How a Scribe Learned Math, ca. 1800 B.C.

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Science  31 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5607, pp. 650-651
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5607.650b

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-- Earlier this month, 5000 mathematicians converged here for the joint annual meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. Highlights included an unexpected new insight into the practice of ancient mathematics.