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comment First recorded use of a traditional tombstone?
Certainly these were common (for the well-off) in ancient Rome. I don't know how much further back they date.
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Jul
22
comment Early history of prime numbers
The paper was especially useful, thanks!
Jul
22
accepted Early history of prime numbers
Jul
22
answered How far into the past was significance ascribed to the Golden Ratio?
Jul
22
comment Literacy in the classical world
@Luke: If what you're saying is that there's so much information out there that I should split this into several questions, I'd be happy to do that!
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asked Literacy in the classical world
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revised Early history of prime numbers
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revised What were tally sticks?
add tag [mathematical-history]
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Jul
18
comment Early history of prime numbers
E.g. homsigmaa.org
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18
comment Early history of prime numbers
@T.E.D.: I've always heard the field called "history of mathematics" or HOM. I have no strong opinion of what the tag should be called.
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18
comment Why are the police never responsible for guarding the Head of the State?
@quant_dev: Because the primary purpose of the Secret Service was to combat counterfeiting. That it also provided security to politicians is, as TED said, historical accident.
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