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Much of the anthropological writing on indigenous mathematics is often obscurely
hidden in various ethnographies and is often brief and scattered. Clearly I
have not read all the ethnographies ever written and have therefore missed
material on quantification that appears in many of the works of anthropologists.
I invite readers to add these to these to this bibliography. It would be
especially helpful if the page numbers where reference is made to quantification
is noted. Also this initial bibliography is limited to items in English, and I
encourage readers to contribute items in other languages - Robert Lawless.
Bibliography of Anthropology of Quantification
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Saxe, Geoffrey B. 1981. Body Parts as Numerals: A Developmental
Analysis of Numeration among the Okspmin in Papua New Guinea.
Saxe, Geoffrey B. 1981. When Fourth Can Precede Second: A
Developmental Analysis of an Indigenous Numeration System Among Ponam
Islanders in Papua New Guinea. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Sorokin, Pitirim A. 1956. Fads and Foibles in Modern Sociology and
Related Social Sciences. Chicago: Regnery. (See especially
Chapters 7 and
Sternberg, Robert J., and Talia Ben Zeev. 1996. The Nature of
Mathematical Thinking. Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.
Strathern, Andrew J. 1977. Mathematics in the Moka. Papua New Guinea
Journal of Education 13(1):16-39.
Struik, D. 1942. On the Sociology of Mathematics. Science and Society
Zaslavsky, Claudia. 1999. Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in
African Culture, 3rd ed. Chicago: Hill.
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