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Astronomy and culture in Late Babylonian Uruk

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 July 2011

John M. Steele*
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Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, Brown University, Box 1899, Providence, RI 02912, USA email: john_steele@brown.edu
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This article presents three case studies of the role of astronomy within the culture of Late Babylonian Uruk. I argue that in order to fully understand Babylonian astronomy it is necessary to combine technical study of astronomical cuneiform texts with wider cultural study of Babylonian scholarship, archival practice and society.

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