Children’s Publications

The History of Counting

The History of Counting book coverBook cover for the Korean translation of  The History of Counting

This introduction to numbers and counting systems is colorfully illustrated and adapted for grades 3-5. In this book, D. Schmandt-Besserat draws from her background as an archaeologist and takes us through the early counting techniques of the ancient Middle East to witness the evolution of our modern-day counting method. (Morrow Junior Books, 1999) The History of Counting

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The History of Counting has also been translated in Korean (Mirae Media & Books, inc. Seoul, 2007).


ArchaeologySteck-Vaughn’s Wings books series published in 1974. Text and photographs introduce the methods used by archaeologists and explains how the artifacts found fit together like puzzle pieces to reveal life of long ago.

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