The Archaeology of The Mind Lab

archaeology of the mind

The Archaeology of The Mind Lab studies how different cultures, past and present, organize knowledge about the world. Our sources are classifier systems that appear in both written and oral languages across the globe. Classifiers, which arrange the lexicon into various emic categories, have never been scrutinized systematically for the study of knowledge organization


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iClassifier - Digital tool for analysis of classifier scripts and languages:



This map showcases the Sumerian classifier system.

 (Based on EPSD2 Sumerian Dictionary. Data digitized by Bo Zhang and Prof. Gebhard Selz.)