History of Mathematics Links

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     Although my field of study is technically anthropology, this is merely a disciplinary convenience. My current research (for which I hope and pray that I will some day receive a Ph.D.) is in the field of the history of mathematics. Specifically, I am conducting a cross-cultural comparison of written numeral systems as used throughout history. One day, I may have some useful and original contributions of my own to put on the Web. For now, I'll have to be satisfied with directing you to the many highly useful sites already in existence that contain material relevant to my area of specialty. And no, the pyramids were not built by aliens, and the world is not coming to an end at the end of the Maya calendar in 2012 ...

General Links

Historia Mathematica Homepage
History of Mathematics Egyptian Math, Pi, Magic Squares, Chinese Arithmetic, Methematical World
History of Mathematics Home Page
History of Mathematics Web Sites
History of Mathematics
Links to Information on Number Systems
Math Forum Internet Collection - mathhistory (Outline)
Mathematics Archives - Topics in Mathematics - History of Mathematics
Mathematics Hots by Bruno Kevius (History)
Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford
The Abacus
The Calendar Zone -- Bringing Order to Calendrical Chaos!
The important stages of NUMERATION
WWWVL History of Science, Technology and Medicine - Overview

East Asia

History of Mathematics in Asia
History of Mathematics in South Asia


Egyptian Fractions
Egyptian Unit Fractions
Exact hieratic fractions improved upon hieroglyphic fractions
MATHEMATICS OF EGYPT - Mathematicians of the African Diaspora
Pharaoh's Heart Resources
The Ancients - Mathematicians of the African Diaspora


Basic Ideas in Greek Mathematics
Greek Mathematics


Math Forum Mayan Arithmetic - Steven Fought
Maya number system
The Maya Astronomy Page


Babylonian and Egyptian

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