Archeologia e Calcolatori Archeologia e Calcolatori
National Research Council Istituto di Studi sul Mediterraneo Antico
Dipartimento Scienze Umane e Sociali, Patrimonio Culturale
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Journal established by: Mauro Cristofani and Riccardo Francovich
Editor: Paola Moscati

Authors Di Ludovico, A. - Camiz, S. -
Title A quantitative approach to Ur III Mesopotamian figurative languages: reflections, results, and new proposals.
Volume Archeologia e Calcolatori n. XXV - 2014
Pages pp. 7-32
URL http://www.archcalc.cnr.it/indice/PDF25/01_Camiz_Di_Ludovico.pdf
Publisher Edizioni All'Insegna del Giglio
Subject Statistics
Subject Classification of archaeological finds
Abstract The statistical technique known as Textual Correspondence Analysis has been used here to study the late third millennium Mesopotamian figurative languages which were used to produce the so-called presentation scenes in Ur III glyptic. For this investigation the authors prepared a data set that collected the codings of a corpus of Ur III presentation scenes known from cylinder seals or ancient seal impressions on administrative documents. In this paper we first offer a summary and the discussion of the aims, strategies and first results of this investigation, then the iconography of presentation scenes is interpreted through the classification of the scenes on the basis of the analysis of the forms and of their external features. The paper concludes with a general summing-up of the results and their meaning.
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