Shirtloads of Science

Dr Karl’s a curious optimist – a great combination for a science lover. Join him and his guests for weird facts, amazing conversation and remember, it’s never too late for a happy childhood.


episode 22: Babylon spreadsheets with Dr Daniel Mansfield (291)

Babylonian clay tablets are not always as they seem. What looked like a Pythagorean spreadsheet turned out to be much more. An Australian mathematician has applied his rural experience and research skills to reveal links to social changes 4,000 years ago . Dr Karl and Dr Mansfield discuss why and how this is.
NB - Base 60 will be mentioned.

fyyd: Podcast Search Engine

 May 29, 2022  27m