Monday October 24, 2016
5:30pm – 7:30pm
York University, Keele Campus
Kaneff Tower, Room 519
Professor Toph Marshall (University of British Columbia)
“Knucklebones in Greco-Roman Culture”
Knucklebones from sheep and goats were used as randomizers for divination, board games, and gambling in Greece and Rome. This talk draws on archaeological and literary evidence to look at these everyday objects, exploring why artists created artificial knucklebones and providing a new statistical examination of how knuckle bones roll.
Download the poster here.