Footnotes

1.

For instance, the British Museum in London has about seven million objects, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has about two million.

2.

See the following columns by Denise Schmandt-Besserat in Archaeology Odyssey on the origins of writing and counting: “Signs of Life,” Origins, AO 05:01; and “One, Two … Three,” Origins, AO 05:05.

4.

See Samuel Kurinsky, “First Glass,” Origins, AO 04:05.