Plimpton 322: a review and a different perspective

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To the great sorrow of his coauthors and many other colleagues, friends and relatives, John Britton died suddenly when this paper was in the last stages of preparation. He was very pleased with the final version, which he was reviewing when he passed away. In completing the article, the coauthors, with the kind assistance of Claudine Britton, made every effort to maintain the text as John had last seen it and preserve a sense of his presence throughout. We dedicate this article to his memory.

This paper came together as a result of a seminar led by Zoë Misiewicz under the supervision of Alexander Jones, held at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), an affiliate of New York University (NYU), New York, NY on March 3, 2010. Part I was largely completed by Britton, but with corrections and substantial improvements contributed by his fellow authors. Part II was a collective composition.

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Britton, J.P., Proust, C. & Shnider, S. Plimpton 322: a review and a different perspective. Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 65, 519 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00407-011-0083-4

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