Math opens understanding of ancient civilizations

While many developed civilizations have left written language for us to interpret through the centuries, others developed their own less-understood means of writing, often through pictures.

With the help of mathematics, researchers in England are cracking the code, so to speak, on the writings and images left to us by ancient inhabitants of Scotland.

Their findings have recently been published the Proceedings of the Royal Society.

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